Galatians 1:12, ‘ For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.’
What Paul the Apostle is saying here and throughout the first few verses of Galatians 1 is that he doesn’t preach to please men because what he preaches he didn’t get from men; neither was it taught to him by man; but it came by revelation from God. And revelation from God comes only - and I repeat - only comes by spending time and feeding on the Word for yourself. And just because you read your Bible doesn’t mean you’re feeding. Reading is not feeding; it’s reading. You have to study the Word – read it out loud, get another translation, a Concordance, and take notes in order to know it.
What has happened is that some – not all - church folk have become overly dependent upon their Pastors to teach them the Word. And don’t get me wrong; you should. It’s their job to teach and lead you. But there are certain insights, ideas, and concepts about your life that’ll only come from actually studying and feeding on the Word for yourself.
Instead of you coming on Sundays and Wednesdays to hear what the Lord told him; if you’ve been feeding, by the time you get to church, your Pastor is publicly confirming what you received in your private time with God. So make a little time to feed on the Word today and ‘taste and see that the Lord is good!’
Pray this with me: Heavenly Father, I don’t know how to study Your Word. But if You’ll teach me, I’ll make time for You. In Jesus’ name.
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