A Place on Straight Street

RE Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-28 (day four)  “The Lord told him, ‘Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul’ ” (vs 11)  Damascus is one of the oldest cities in existence.  It retains, to this day, the feel of the 1st Century.  Straight Street is still there.  It was (and is) the main East/West highway.  In Paul’s day it was lined with Corinthian columns, the address of the wealthy and influential.  An appropriate address for an emissary of the the Jewish High Court.  How puzzled Judas must have been when his guest arrived, broken and blind and fasting and seeking light.  How different Saul’s days would be from this time forward.  No longer welcomed into the finest homes, he would be shipwrecked and hungry, criticized and opposed, but he would, at last, be satisfied and saved!  “Whatever things were gain to me, these I have counted as loss”. . .even a place on Straight Street.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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