Galatians 4:16

“Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”

Have you ever been in a situation whereby you correct someone, or show them the Biblical stance on a certain issue and they begin to view you as an enemy? In many cases, they stop being friends with you.

Well, this is exactly what Apostle Paul went through with the church in Galatia. These people had once upon a time accepted Paul’s teachings and lived righteously. In verse 13 of the same chapter, Paul reminds them of how they accepted him initially and how they would have been willing to pluck out their eyes for him if he needed them.

Paul’s message had not changed. Rather, the church was beginning to conform to a perverted version of the gospel (Galatians 1:6-7). Paul spoke against this ‘new gospel’ and they saw him as an enemy. Does this sound familiar? The world of today is like this. People are quick to throw around the ‘do not judge’ sermon just to avoid correction.

This is why Paul emphatically asked if he had become their enemy just because he told them the truth. Whenever we are confronted with the Biblical truth, we are better off if we accept and immediately repent. If you have cut off someone for this reason, then you will need to repent and reconcile today ( Prayer of Repentance )

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