Evening: Psalm 97, 138; Isaiah 49:1-6; Galatians 2:1-9
In every age, prophets rise up to speak the truth to those who are living a lie. Prophets typically suffer challenge and criticism from those whom they might expect to support them – perhaps because they are too liberal or because they are responding to the needs of people from outside the group. But truth cannot be imprisoned by race or religion or any other constraint … truth is universal. Peter and Paul (it is their day today) both knew that God shows no partiality and they served that ideal to the death.