Paul gave practical instructions on how the true servant of Jesus Christ will live. He warned about activities which sabotage our efforts to live a life worthy of God’s calling, especially those things which prove divisive. Paul always presented two clear choices without any neutral options. We either choose Christ’s way, or we fall into the devices of Satan.
Paul was amazed that the Galatians were so quickly deserting the gospel of grace. This meant that they were deserting God and by extension Paul, who was acting on behalf of God here on earth as his representative, and the gospel of grace. Paul was shaken with intense disbelief, astonished almost beyond his comprehension that …
“STOP,” came the warning from the apostle Paul. Stop what? “Stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.’ (Rom. 12:2) Paul wrote those words to the first-century Christians. Why did he find it necessary to give such strong warnings to men and women who were committed, devoted, dedicated to God and anointed with the Holy Spirit?
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness;”
The wisdom of the world many times appeals to our fleshly desires and a mind that is mentally bent toward evil, not to mention a heart that is treacherous, as well as a sinful nature. How have the young people around the world become so in favor of a progressive liberal socialist communist mindset?
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not
Satan the Devil is “the father of the lie,” who has deceived people since the beginning of human history. (John 8:44) In order to uphold the truth, we need to know the spirit of the truth, and it is important that we get the sense of Scriptures that we use in our lives and share with others in our ministry. We need to take into account their context and the intent of the author, what did he mean by the words that he used.