A Hill Worth Dying On, part 1 – Galatians 2:1-10
Experienced leaders eventually learn that every hill is not worth dying on. Meaning, there will always be certain issues and conflicts and problems that will be brought to a leader’s attention throughout the course of a day, and that leader will need to quickly decide which battles are truly worth expending valuable time, energy, and resources to fight, and which battles to move on from or to ignore altogether.
Christ-followers must also do the same thing in an effort to grow in our faith as believers, to preserve our Christian unity and fellowship, and to spread God’s love and good news to the world around us. Some battles are worth fighting, and some aren’t. The problem for us today is that the one primary hill upon which all Christ-followers should be willing to battle and die, if necessary, is still left open to attack from enemies, both within and outside the church – just as it was when the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Galatians. What is that particular hill, and why is it still worth dying on today?