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You Can Handle The Truth

In Galatians 2, we see Peter behaving like a hypocrite and Paul has to call him out for it.

Peter went with Paul to a party held by Gentiles, or non-Jewish people. This was OK until Peter decided he could not eat with the Gentles because he was afraid of what the other Jews would think, although he had eaten with the Gentiles on other occasions. Galatians 2:13 says, “The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.”

Paul pulled Peter aside and firmly but lovingly rebuked him. That’s what friends are for.

When I became a Christian, I needed to break free from many chains of sin I created with my decisions, from dating the wrong people to anger issues. After I got plugged into a small group, I began to break free from sin as the girls in the group firmly but lovingly pointed out my sin. Their honesty is helping me grow in my walk with Jesus.

When someone points out your sin, even someone who loves you, it hurts. Peter probably got irritated with Paul for telling him what he was doing was wrong. However, one day he probably looked back on that moment and thanked Paul for loving him enough to protect his heart from harm.


  • Do you have a group of Christian guys or girls in your life?
  • Do they call you out when you sin? If not, you need to lovingly sit them down and ask them to do so in order for your relationship with Christ to grow to the max.

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