These people are ethnic French – Gauls living in Turkey. Paul recounts his testimony – in order to unblock the ears of these Christians, so that they will listen to what he is saying. How easy do you find it when someone pulls you up about your beliefs?
“If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.”
There is only one gospel, only one Saviour, only one way to be saved.
Paul is clear and strong in his words to the Galatians,
“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you …”
The Berean church had it right in this regard,
“… Examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.”
This is a good encouragement to be alert and watchful with what we take in. To check it against God’s word – Is it a word that holds with the scriptures?
* God Above,
Please help us to read and dwell upon Your word each day, holding it up as the standard by which we measure all wisdom that comes to us.
Please help us Lord in this.