New Testament: Gal 1.21

To read the Bible in a year, read Galatians 1 on September 23, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

Paul always traveled for the Lord. As you may recall, he was traveling when he had that vision of Christ, which led to Paul’s conversion. After his conversion, he continued traveling but it was all about his work in Christ. He reminded the churches of Galatia: 

Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.

– Galatians 1.21 

From Jerusalem, Paul went north, possibly because of a plot on his life as Luke recorded in Acts 9.29–30. 

Syria is north of Judea and Cilicia is in the south-east corner of modern day Turkey. The city of Tarsus, Paul’s hometown, was located in Cilicia. 

He used all of this information to reveal that he did not confer immediately with the other apostles, but that he was an apostle in his own right, made so by God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 


  • Do you accept Paul as a spokesman for Jesus? 
  • Many people today do not accept Paul as an apostle. How would you establish that he was? 

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