There are times when small parts of the Bible really stick out to me. I often feel the urge to just marinate on part of a chapter or part of a verse. That’s what happened to me the other day when I read half of Galatians 2:12. I simply wanted to sit with the words.
In this post, then, I want to briefly draw your attention to how important the first part of verse 12 is in Galatians 2. This isn’t the main point of the passage, but I believe what Paul says here, if you stare at it for a moment, has something to say to our world today.
For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; (Galatians 2:12a).