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You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?  This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?  (Galatians 3:1-2)


The world is constantly bewitching those who ought to know better.  We are not saved by practicing the law and yet legalism abounds.  We are not free to do as we please and yet Jesus is replaced with justice as the reason for our existence.  Do not be bewitched by those who do not know the Lord.  Jesus has saved us and we are called to life in faith and by grace in the salvation He alone has prepared.


Lord, there are so many temptations and I have fallen into many traps.  Yes, by Your grace I am freed, but help me to have wisdom that I would not constantly fall into the traps of the wicked one.  Guide me in Your goodness that I would now and always abide in the hope I have because of all that You have done.  You have given me Your Spirit.  Help me to walk in the truth of Your Spirit.


Lord Jesus, You have breathed Your Spirit upon those who believe.  Give eyes to see and ears to hear that I would not be tugged about by the false winds of this age.  Lead me in Your goodness to see through the schemes of the wicked one and hold fast to the truth You have delivered once for all.  Guide me in Your goodness to live into the life which You are creating in me for the Father’s good will and pleasure.  Amen.

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