Galatians 1:11-12, 11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel preached of me is not after man. 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
In preaching the gospel, the apostle sought to bring persons to the obedience, not of men, but of God. But Paul would not attempt to alter the doctrine of Christ, either to gain their favour or to avoid their fury. In so important a matter, we must not fear the frowns of men nor seek their favour by using words of men’s wisdom. Concerning the manner wherein he received the gospel, he had it by revelation from Heaven. He was not led to Christianity, as many are, merely by education.
The doctrine of Christ’s death and resurrection is the foundation of Christianity. Remove this, and all our hopes for eternity sink at once. And it is by holding this truth firm that Christians stand on the day of trial and are kept faithful to God. We believe in vain unless we keep in the faith of the gospel.
My heavenly Father, the creator of all things, hear these pleas for your will to be done. Place in the hearts of your servants a fervency that dispels the scorn of men and the worldly wisdom they stand on. Bring unto them that they have received the word of God and the Holy Spirit not by any works of man but through the sacrifice of Yeshua and the shedding of his blood as the final Sacrificial Lamb. Show them, Lord, your resurrection is the doorway to the Father and eternal life. Stir their discernment to bring understanding and knowledge to the forefront of their walk for your heavenly wisdom to be the basis of all their future spiritual decisions. Amen and Amen.
Robert, a humble, obedient servant of Yeshua and his Father in Heaven, Yahweh.