G A L A T I A N S.
The apostle, in this chapter, continues the
relation of his past life and conduct, which he had begun in the
former; and, by some further instances of what had passed between
him and the other apostles, makes it appear that he was not
beholden to them either for his knowledge of the gospel or his
authority as an apostle, as his adversaries would insinuate; but,
on the contrary, that he was owned and approved even by them, as
having an equal commission with them to this office. I. He
particularly informs them of another journey which he took to
Jerusalem many years after the former, and how he behaved himself
at that time, ver. 1-10.
And, II. Gives them an account of another interview he had with the
apostle Peter at Antioch, and how he was obliged to behave himself
towards him there. From the subject-matter of that conversation, he
proceeds to discourse on the great doctrine of justification by
faith in Christ, without the works of the law, which it was the
main design of this epistle to establish, and which he enlarges
more upon in the two following chapters.