Daily Word / Neither My Success or My Failure / Galatians 1:13-14

Today’s Verse: Galatians 1:13-14

Today’s Song: Gracious Redeemer 


Today we move into a new section (1:13-2:21). This is one of the most autobiographical sections in all of Paul’s letters and will be very important to understand the man and his message. 

Here we see Paul telling us about his “former manner of life” and the categories of worth that defined that way of living. 

He shows us that neither his colossal failures in the past (persecuting the very body of the Messiah) nor his cultural success (advancing in Judaism beyond nearly all his contemporaries) were the determinative factors in his experience of Grace. 

Reading Challenge: 

  • Read through 1:13-2:21 and note all the different things you learn about Paul’s background. 

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