A sense of Proportion

Galatians 3: 1 – 4 says this according to The Message: –
Trust in Christ, Not the Law
3 You crazy Galatians! Did someone put a hex on you? Have you taken leave of your senses? Something crazy has happened, for it’s obvious that you no longer have the crucified Jesus in clear focus in your lives. His sacrifice on the cross was certainly set before you clearly enough.
2-4 Let me put this question to you: How did your new life begin? Was it by working your heads off to please God? Or was it by responding to God’s Message to you? Are you going to continue this craziness? For only crazy people would think they could complete by their own efforts what was begun by God. If you weren’t smart enough or strong enough to begin it, how do you suppose you could perfect it? Did you go through this whole painful learning process for nothing? It is not yet a total loss, but it certainly will be if you keep this up!”
One of the things to bear in mind as you go through life is to have a sense of proportion. If I arrived in church on a Sunday morning and found the sanctuary full of rubbish and beer cans I would immediately call around some church members and ask them to come down early to tidy the place. If I see a spider’s web on the other hand then I might flick it away but I certainly would not panic and call out the members for a full scale cleaning operation.
The Galatians, according to this had lost their sense of proportion. They had forgotten just how important and how central to their salvation was the cross. The crucifixion and its meaning is the central fact of the Christian faith to which every other aspect is secondary.
Remember this and keep a sense of proportion in your Christian faith.