Day One – Are you cut out or cut off?

Today’s Scripture: Galatians 5:7-10; 3:3

Paul the Apostle often used sports analogies to get his point across. Running was one of his favorites. He knew who could relate to what, and his comparison of spiritual perseverance to a footrace hit home with the church of Galatia.

The Galatians apparently knew how to start a race, but in the middle of the challenge, they went off course. Paul asked them, “After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?” Later he remarked, “You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?”

Granted, life has its distractions. But when something or someone “cuts in” and sends us on the path of deception, we can be in trouble if we don’t recognize what’s happening. The Galatians thought they were making progress—and they no doubt were. But, they had veered off the road of spiritual truth and were running on a parallel path of human effort.

This week, let’s discuss how we can avoid making the same mistake by diligently training, preparing, hydrating, and finishing well.

Now lace up your shoes and enjoy the quest!

  • In your walk with the Lord, have you ever been “cut off” from obeying the truth? How did you course correct?