Galatians 1:1 ESVPaul, an apostle- not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead-
Paul was appointed by Jesus to be an apostle and has God-granted authority to share a message that is centered around Jesus. The title “apostle” means he has God-given authority. He was given this authority directly from Jesus himself. Paul is one of the most controversial writers of the New Testament. Because of this, scholars have tried to discredit him, but we must remember that as a God-ordained apostle he has the authority to deliver the message of Christ. We must respect and listen to his words even if they are hard, as often times they are.
We, as followers of Christ, must remember to look at the Bible as written by God and not by man. Yes, man is fallible, but God inspired man to write what he wrote. All scripture is breathed out by God. We, like Paul are given work to do for and through God. This work is a privilege, not a burden or something we think we will get to later when we have more time. He has asked us to study, and know, and follow, and love, and be committed to Him first. He has asked us to share with others the gospel. He has asked us to do a lot of things and we need to uphold that as our personal God-given job description. All our work as sacred. Even our jobs that pays our bills because we can witness through it and be a major light to hundreds if not thousands of people. We need to be fully CONVINCED and CONVICTED that our work, whatever that may be, has been given to us by God himself, because it has!