14 I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Galatians 1:14

Commentary on Galatians 1:10-14

(Read Galatians 1:10-14)

In preaching the gospel, the apostle sought to bring persons to the obedience, not of men, but of God. But Paul would not attempt to alter the doctrine of Christ, either to gain their favour, or to avoid their fury. In so important a matter we must not fear the frowns of men, nor seek their favour, by using words of men's wisdom. Concerning the manner wherein he received the gospel, he had it by revelation from Heaven. He was not led to Christianity, as many are, merely by education.