Galatians 4:8–12 (ESV)
Paul’s Concern for the Galatians
8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the
world, whose slaves you want to be once more? 10 You observe days and months and seasons and years! 11 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.
12 Brothers, I entreat you, become as I am, for I also
have become as you are. You did me no wrong.
How could the Galatians come to know Christ, but then turn around and worship their former false Gods? Are we any different today? I see people who
become Christians today, but still turn to horoscopes or even tattoo their Zodiac sign on their body. This is not Christian! I see others who claim to be Christians, yet they are into yen and yang. I also see people become Christians expecting
to get something out of it. I hear them say things like the more you give, the more your blessed. Well, if I give $100,000 to the church, then I should get back $150,000. God is not an investment or a mutual fund. We often return to
old ways of worldly thinking instead of Godly thinking. We need to give to the Lord without expecting anything. Isn’t forgiveness, eternal life, and salvation enough. By telling God what to do, aren’t we playing God?
I pray: O Lord, help me to not revert back to old worldly ways, but to keep my eyes focused on you. Help me to not treat you as I am God, but let you be God and do what is best for me. Help me to be
content with the blessings you have given me. Amen.