The Kitchen Table Galatians Day 6
I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain Galatians 2:2
Never settle for a powerless gospel. There really is no such thing but don’t settle for a man-made religious life. The gospel of Jesus comes with “power” to see and to save. Paul had a revelation of Jesus; he met Jesus himself. It’s the personal connection with God that makes it so powerful. I’ve met Jesus! That is a powerful experience and encounter that is life-changing. Now, don’t settle for vanity. Vanity is what we get when we don’t let Jesus continue to reveal who He is and what He wants. Vanity is what happens we make Jesus who we want Him to be and that is powerless. You’ll see Jesus when you come to Him, but you’ll know Jesus when you hear Him. Paul didn’t want vanity, he wanted victory and so he submitted himself to the scrutiny of the Scripture. Do the same. You’ve met Him, now get to know Him by getting into His word with His people for His will.