I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: —Galatians 1:6.
That which counts for most in Christian life is steadfastness, holding on through all discouragements, all hindrances. Some people make a brilliant start and then lose their enthusiasm. That seems to have been the trouble with the Galatians. Paul says, “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel.” In another of his epistles, he begins by thanking God for those to whom he was writing for their faithfulness, their loyalty, their devotion to the truth. But he begins this epistle by marvelling at the lack of seriousness and of steadfastness in the Galatians.
When certain persons desired to become Christ’s followers, he said to them, “If you continue in my word, then you are truly disciples of mine” John 8:31. It is the continuance with Christ as believers and as his followers that prove our discipleship. We should have our feet on the rock and should cleave to Christ, whatever the pressure may be. It is a great thing to be fixed and stable.
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Co-Founder of The Mystical Order
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