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Galatians 1 Commentary

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Galatians 1:1-2 meaning

Paul starts his address to the churches of Galatia by showing that his qualifications are given by God and not men.

Galatians 1:3-5 meaning

Paul clearly explains the true gospel in the first few verses of his letter.

Galatians 1:6-9 meaning

The Galatians are being led astray by a gospel other than the gospel preached by Paul. Paul resists the false messengers and wants them to be accursed for leading the Galatian believers astray.

Galatians 1:10-12 meaning

Paul did not receive the gospel from men, but from God. Paul’s authority is from God, and his ministry’s goal is solely to please God.

Galatians 1:13-17 meaning

Paul discusses his past and how he came to believe the true gospel. He also begins to cite his actions after receiving his commission from Jesus, cementing the fact that his authority comes directly from God, and that he is not subordinate to any body of men.

Galatians 1:18-24 meaning

Paul is still establishing his authority and the authenticity of the gospel he preaches.