Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

Amazingly we want people to obey our rules so that we can brag about it. A thousand times over I have done what the brethren wanted me to do to get their approval. It has often been doing things that weren’t really pleasing to God. It was what we were accustomed to doing.

I followed rules. I interpreted verses like I was told. I am now embarrassed. I want desperately to quit making a fair show in the flesh and to please God. I want to please one person and that is the Lord Jesus.

Tomorrow’s reading Colossians 1

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