Galatians 1:24


Sunday, 21 February 2016

And they glorified God in me. Galatians 1:24

“They” is referring to “the churches of Judea that are in Christ” referred to in verse 22. They heard the word about Paul’s conversion and there was a distinct reaction to it. Instead of denial or suspicion, “they glorified God in me.”… Read the rest

Galatians 1:23


Saturday, 20 February 2016

But they were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.” Galatians 1:23

The words “they were hearing” are tied directly to the words “I was unknown” in verse 22. Though they never met Paul personally, they were continuously receiving reports about him.… Read the rest

Galatians 1:21


Thursday, 18 February 2016

Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. Galatians 1:21

Paul’s last words of explanation were found in the narrative of verses 18 & 19 –

“Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother.”… Read the rest

Galatians 1:20


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

(Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.) Galatians 1:20

The verb Paul uses is in the present tense. In essence, “…the things I am writing to you.” This then covers all of those things which he has relayed of which those in Galatia would have no way of easily verifying.… Read the rest

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