Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother. 20 (Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)
21 Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ. 23 But they were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God in me.
God revealed the same gospel to Paul that He revealed collectively to the apostles, as he found out three years later when he went to Jerusalem to see Peter and James, the Lord’s brother. God underlines his status as an apostle by the blessing that He gave to Paul’s ministry among the churches. No wonder God has been glorified in Paul. [The Bible Panorama.]