These were the words of Paul, who also gave us Romans 13:1, and whom shortly after saying these, openly rebuked Peter whom he described as being reputed/esteemed to be one of the “pillars” of the church. Paul called out Peter’s hypocrisy openly and rebuked him sternly although a few verses before, he mentioned that Peter was indeed one of the leaders who bestowed/gave him the “right hand of fellowship”. Is this open rebuke against your elder/leader/brother contrary to what David would not even do to King Saul in secret?
Read Galatians 2 again & again, and I imagine it being spoken by one of the (prominently appointed) ministry servers against an elder/leader who had served longer in church. Now, wasn’t Peter with Jesus? And in John 21, we read how Jesus commissioned Peter personally.
Read the chapter in AMP, NKJV, ESV, NLT etc. That familiar self-justifying tone in Galatians 2 in different translations isn’t unfamiliar to me.
Fast forward to a time such as now, would Paul be advised not to go against or speak against Peter? Would Paul be advised to keep quiet because he had to honour his elder/leader/brother especially when the Lord Jesus had personally chosen & commissioned Peter? Would Paul be advised to provide his feedback to Peter in a more respectful manner privately? Why didn’t Paul do all that we are taught (by his words)?
A powerful question was dropped in our staff rally this week by Pastor @stevenfurtick and it has been changing the game in my mind, “What’s driving you”? I won’t be who God has called me to be if I put the wrong thing in the driver’s seat. I don’t know about you but sometimes I let making an impression be the driver vs just being a blessing. Thank you Pastor for always challenging us and re-centering our hearts. #grateful#elevationchurch#bestplacetowork
Join us for a family-friendly event as we prepare and pack simple, cold meals for the H.O.P.E Truck of Winston-Salem! H.O.P.E of Winston-Salem relies on community-wide volunteer support to prepare and deliver nutritious weekend meals to Forsyth County's 40,000 children who are at risk for hunger. Click the link in our profile to sign up for this event, or to find even more opportunities to volunteer in your area! ⠀
📆 Saturday, November 17 | 9:30-11:30AM⠀
H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem⠀
505 Deacon Blvd Winston-Salem, NC 27105⠀