Galatians 5:7 (ESV) “You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?”
Years ago, my car was not running well so I tuned up the motor. Problem solved. Today's verse is a question Paul asked the Galatian believers about why they seemed to need some spiritual “maintenance.” I think this is a question every man needs to ask himself often. While tuning up my car, I had to pull out the feeler gauge and make sure the ignition timing was set right. All these small parts are critically important. You see, when we share the Gospel with others we need to make sure our spiritual parts )our engine) is running well. Otherwise, what real use are we to our Father? So ask yourself today: Are you running well; is it time for a tune up? As a further step, go ahead and read the entire chapter of Galatians 5 to get some great perspective on Paul’s question to the believers.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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