Daily. Bible. Reading.
October 3 - 7
Peter and Paul got along for a while. Then, something happened. This week we are studying that famous showdown in Antioch when the relationship between the two spiritual giants deteriorated into a full-blown confrontation in front of everyone in the cafeteria.
Monday—Read: Galatians 2:1-3 Think: Paul says he went to Jerusalem, but it had been fourteen years since his conversion. Who does he take with him? What is unique about Titus, and why does that matter? Pray: Talk to God about how your spiritual life is different now than fourteen years ago. Pray for the people who were in your life but aren't anymore.
Tuesday—Read: Galatians 2:4-9 Think: There are two ideas Paul keeps working on in these verses. One is those who seem to be pillars, and the other are those who tried to corrupt the gospel with Old Testament rules. One gets the feeling he’s not real impressed with either group. Why might that be? Pray: For those groups of people you’re not very happy with.
Wednesday—Read: Galatians 2:10 Think: This verse, and this thought, sticks out like a sore thumb. What is the significance of it in this narrative about Peter and Paul? Pray: For specific individuals you know who are battling through chronic or generational poverty.
Thursday—Read: Galatians 2:11-13 Think: What did Peter do that made him a hypocrite? Does Barnabas’ actions surprise you? Pray: Ask the Lord to show you issues or situations where you have acted hypocritically.
Friday–Read: Galatians 2:14-16 Think: Paul refused to back down on the purity of the gospel and the futility of the law. Why do you think he was so stubborn about it? What are you stubborn about? Pray: Thank the Lord that the law no longer has power over us.