Have you ever watched someone turn their life around only to go back to their old way of life? Maybe they were addicted, maybe they made other destructive choices, maybe they mismanaged their money. Whatever it is, they exchanged their newfound freedom for the yoke of their former way of life. When that happens, those of us who have walked with a person and helped them to see the truth, we find ourselves heartbroken over their decision.
This is where we find the Apostle Paul this week. He is heartbroken about how the Galatian church went back to living under the burden of the law after he showed them what freedom in Christ looks like.