Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday - Acts 9 - Saul's Salvation; Paul's Profession

H the glories of a soul in crisis! Saul (who came to be known as Paul) was unwittingly on the edge of a precipice. He was "breathing out threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lard" (Acts 9:1).  But God was doing some breathing of His own. As Saul made his way to Damascus to arrest more of Christ's loyal followers, Christ Himself made His way over to the front bay window of heaven and revealed Himself miraculously to this zealous crusader (Acts 9:4). He even spoke audibly to Saul. The words of Christ were penetrating, "Saul, why are you persecuting me?" The implications were deep and obvious to Saul. He was fighting on the wrong side, and suddenly he knew it. He had thought that the followers of Jesus were the enemies of Jehovah. He had been wrong. In this vision on the road to Damascus, Saul learned the truth (Acts 9:5). The change was miraculous and instantaneous (Acts 9:6). The very disposition of Saul toward Jesus and toward His disciples changed immediately. And, his direction was forever altered.

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