RE Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-28 (day five) “Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples” (vs 1) It is a small word. It reveals a big problem. Saul was STILL breathing out threats. It refers to a course of action that continues even after sufficient cause is given to pause and reconsider. It describes the person who resists the Holy Spirit, ignores the “still small voice” of conscience and stubbornly continues down the previously selected path. It must have been difficult for Saul to watch Stephen die. (Acts 6) It must have also been difficult to hear and ignore the prayers for mercy from the Christians that he arrested and murdered. (Acts 26) There were many warning signs for Saul. He ignored them all. Standing before the assembly that would condemn him, Martin Luther said , “My conscience is captive to the Word of God. . . it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience”. Paul is learning this same lesson.