Galatians 3:1, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?”
The word bewitched means to delude or deceive. There were some things going on in the church of Galatia. People were being deceived as to what they ought to do, but they should have known better. That seems to be happening a lot today in our churches. Too many people are getting deceived as to what is right and what is wrong. They are believing the lies that the world tells them.
The way to refrain from being bewitched is to be grounded in what you believe. It is one thing to know WHAT you believe, but it is an entirely different thing to know WHY you believe it. We must learn the why behind our beliefs and stand for what we believe in. It has been said that if we do not stand for something, we will fall for anything Ephesians 4:14 says, “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.”
We must read, study, and learn from the Bible, so we are not easily deceived. Let us not be deceived by the world. Let us be grounded in the Word of God so we are not “carried about with every wind of doctrine.”