September 15, 2019
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Interestingly, what you boast about will reflect your heart regarding what you dwell on, talk about, and trust in the most; whether it is an accomplishment, a person, or an ideology. What is it that really energizes your life? What motivates you to think and act in certain ways? Examine the object of your boasting and identify whether it is all about you or all about the majesty and glory of the Savior Jesus Christ.
Paul closes this hard hitting, Gospel proclaiming, and truth correcting letter to stop the poison of false teaching. Therefore, in his closing statements, he presents two potential paths a person may choose for confidence and boasting; flesh performance or Christ’s sacrifice. Which are you reflecting?
The two paths:
I. The path of human accomplishment – Galatians 6:11-13
A. Driven by pride
B. Driven by avoiding persecution
C. Driven by pretense
II. The path of divine accomplishment – Galatians 6:14-18
A. Boasting in the cross
B. Blessing of the new creation
C. Bearing the marks of Christ