But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus. Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days. (Galatians 1:15-18)
Paul’s first response when he was saved was not to seek the counsel of men…so he goes to Arabia? I am thinking he was there for three years, if not that then an indeterminate amount of time.
He didn’t seek the counsel of men in Arabia…so why did he go there? Was it a period of training for him? I can only assume so (I don’t know of any references to it elsewhere in scripture). So, who trained him? The Holy Spirit? Was it like when Jesus went into the desert for forty days and nights?
What do you think Paul did in Arabia?