Easy said, hard done. It’s one thing to say we are going to put ourselves into the best position to learn God’s Word, it’s another thing to actually do it. In today’s passages, the Apostle Paul sets a great example of how to do it.
We first read that Paul went to Jeruslaem to see Peter and James for fifteen days. I can only imagine those conversations. As one historian said, it’s safe to say they did more than talk about the weather. In other words, Paul wanted to make sure he understood the Gospel correctly and was comparing his understanding with that of Peter and James.
In the next two passages, we read that Paul went back to Jerusalem fourteen years later to see Peter and James again, but this time with John as well. He wanted to make sure he “was not running and had not been running his race in vain.” What an incredibly honest and humble statement. One of the most influential people of the early church wanted to make sure he got the Gospel right. He was treating God’s Word as if it was the most important thing he could do. Let us learn from that powerful example and do the same.
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