Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Kitchen Table            Galatians Day 18

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods.  But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? Galatians 4:8-9

Everybody needs God but many will choose a god to bring some sort of meaning and purpose to their lives.  Elementary things are earthly things and thoughts we can use to define and direct our lives.  But we can’t have eternal peace, power, and perspective without an everlasting partnership.  Jesus is that partnership and that power for our lives.  And not only do we know God, but He knows us.  It’s personal and it’s powerful.  These elementary and earthly things can’t promise an eternal life of love.  Living knowing and being known by God is the most freeing and fulfilling love anyone can ever know and it frees us from elementary and earthly fears, frustrations, and failures.  Yes, God knows everybody but He knows us as His.  There are great promises and privileges in that relationship that this world cannot offer.

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