There is a cry for freedom that rings out from the human heart all across the world. And yet, even as that cry rings out, there are many other voices urging us down dead-end roads that will never lead to the righteousness that God intends for those who live in freedom.
Galatians is Paul’s earliest letter, and it is obvious, he is furious because some false teachers had come into the churches and attempted to turn these churches from grace to a different gospel. This dangerous movement was trying to make Christians follow the Jewish law. Since almost all the early Christians were practicing Jews, this was not a real problem. But when thousands of Gentiles started coming to Christ, it created a real crisis.
In Galatians, there is no middle ground. There are no focus groups to work out a compromise. And human efforts, accomplishments, and aspirations are deemed worthless in the quest for freedom. The only path to freedom is found in Christ alone. When this truth is proclaimed, freedom will flourish.
Galatians teaches us that our purpose for living is not about keeping the rules; it is all about a relationship with Jesus. As a follower of Jesus, you have been set free by the gospel of grace…and that grace is still amazing.