The seriousness of not being straightforward about the Gospel

New Testament: Gal 2.14

To read the Bible in a year, read Galatians 2 on September 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

The Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is for all people, not just the Jews, nor just for the Gentiles, but God so loved the world that he gave us all salvation through the gift of his Son. 

Therefore, when even an apostle, one of the most prominent apostles was doing something contrary to what God had delivered, that apostle needed correction. Therefore, Paul had to speak to Peter: 

But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter before them all, “If you, being a Jew, live in the manner of Gentiles and not as the Jews, why do you compel Gentiles to live as Jews?”

– Galatians 2.14 

Peter did not mean to do such things, nevertheless, what he did would lead people astray and that is why Paul had to talk to him, and Peter could have lost his own soul. 

Praise God that Peter listened, and that Paul loved Peter enough to talk to him. 


  • Has someone had to talk to you about something you were doing contrary to the truth? 
  • If so, how did you handle it? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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