The Church in Galatia was being run down by Judaizers. (They taught you must do something to either get saved or stay saved.) It was in danger of dilapidation. The Galatians were Paul’s first restoration project.
All churches are fragile. All churches (congregations), can become run down and dilapidated because they are comprised by people like you and me. It is important to never forget this reality. If a church (congregation) is to survive it must be constantly revived or restored. We are all called to the ministry of restoration. But first we must keep in step with the Spirit, 5:25. Tragically our natural tendency is to keep in step with the flesh. This leads to ruination.
In Sunday’s passage Paul tells us the single greatest driver of dilapidation. And we all struggle with it. He then lists four antidotes for this attitudinal sin.
I am sure you have heard the statement: The church is the only army that shoots it’s wounded. Paul rebuts that idea in Galatians 5:25-6:5.
See you Sunday!