You Started Well – What Happened?

December 28

“O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you
that you should not obey the truth,
before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed
among you as crucified?”
Galatians 3:1

Who has bewitched you?

While the passage context is speaking of those trying to be justified by works of the law, we also might ask many others “who has bewitched you?”

You started out well. You received the Lord with all of your heart. But as time went on, the influences of the world, the culture, and work, and tv and movies and being with unsaved people — have taken a toll on your faith. Your fire has become a smoldering wick.

“Nevertheless I have this against you,
that you have left your first love.
Remember therefore from where you have fallen;
repent and do the first works,
or else I will come to you quickly
and remove your lampstand from its place”
—unless you repent.
Revelation 2:4-5

Return to the Lord you once loved so much – and he will receive you. He’s not an angry parent ready to scold you – on the contrary, he’s full of mercy and will receive you into his arms. The father of the prodigal ran to his son and hugged him. He will do the same for you. Come home.