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Day 7: Yes, We can!

Bible reading: Galatians 6 I remember those secondary school debates we engaged in as students arguing on different topics. One of the popular ones was whether or not a teacher is better than a farmer. One of the famous lines for those who supported farmers was always, “Without a farmer, we cannot have food to eat.” True, right? With the help of farmers and the law of sowing and reaping, seeds can be planted and there can be reproduction and…

Day 6: Who Needs Two Rudders? 

Bible Reading: Galatians 5 Growing up, I imagined the Holy Spirit was an invisible man in white who was always at war with the other invisible guy- the devil in black. Whenever I wanted to do something wrong, like lie to my mum, I would imagine the man in white whispering ‘all liars will perish in the lake of fire’ while the man in black would say, ‘tell the lie, if not she will beat you’. The guy in black…

Day 5: A case for last borns and the growth cream

Bible Reading: Galatians 4 Growing up as a ‘last born’ came with its own peculiar challenges. And yes, shout out to all ‘last born’ children out there! I really think we have been largely misunderstood and misrepresented through all generations. There were errands and tasks we are made to run without being given fair consideration. Maybe more painfully though, there are typical responses that we would be handed out without being heard out. Some of them hurt terribly. I particularly…

Day 4: Don’t Be Foolish!

Bible Reading: Galatians 3 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you Galatians 3:1 NKJV Before you judge Paul for his harsh words in the opening verse of our reading today, let’s try to reason with him.  If you’ve passed through the Nigerian education system and then travelled ‘to the abroad’ for further study, I’m sure you’ll understand Paul’s point better. It’s a commonly held opinion that the average Nigerian would do excellently well in most foreign education systems.  Let’s imagine…

Day 3: The Grace Trump Card

Bible Reading: Galatians 2 Growing up, card games were one of my top leisure/after exam fun activities. It was in the league of monopoly, table soccer and… well, dancing with pants in the rain.  If you ever did it, you’ll remember that a pack of cards comes with this special card called the ‘joker’. It was the most important card because whoever had the card in his deck had the ultimate advantage. There’s the confident, almost evil smile that you get…

Day 2: Don’t Spoil It!

Bible Reading: Galatians 1 There’s a story of a young village girl who went visiting a more prosperous relative in the city. When it was time for breakfast, the host in her kindness felt the girl could do with a treat. She decided she would add a generous dose of milk to some pap for the child. Big mistake. The poor girl just stared heartbroken at the bowl and wouldn’t eat. Aunty had gone and spoilt the food completely. She…

Day 1: Conversation Kick Backs

Bible Reading: Mark 4:1-20; Proverbs 4:1-6 Happy new month, family!  I really believe that we’re going to have a great time studying the Book of Galatians together over the next six days! Today though, we’ll lay a foundation before getting into that. Which of these do you typically fall guilty of, when you have a contrary opinion in a conversation? A.     Not waiting for the other speaker to end what they’re saying; you just interrupt and barge in with…