Re:Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-31 (day three)

“Who are you, Lord?”  Think of the irony of this prayer—that these words would come from Saul, of all people.  His résumé: “as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.”  Here’s a man who trained and studied and researched and analyzed and inspected every square inch of the received spiritual knowledge of his culture.  He had trained his entire life for this exact work.  The Way of Jesus would stop here.  But all that Saul had studied, he had misunderstood.  Whoever God is, he’s not who Saul had thought.  Even if he had not been blinded by the light, there was no way he would have been able to see anything, because the light by which he saw the world had gone out.  What would happen to you if you prayed—really prayed—this prayer: “Who are you, Lord?”

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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  1. We should make a habit of asking God to reveal who He is to us through our daily prayer. Only through knowing Him personally, we may know whether He will intervene in a particular suffering or a challenging situation. Do all Christians truly know Him?

    Saul probably did not know what He did was sin against God. One can completely be morally and ethically in society but completely against God as he or she does not serve Him. This is the grey area that probably is hard for most in my view. One can be moral, ethical and just but is not righteous to God’s standards. Our actions can completely be legal but are not righteous with God. It is our choice to act legally, morally and ethically in society for physical safety or to act righteously for spiritual safety.

    Can a human meet both tests in our walk with God? Probably not! I think when we are facing with difficulties and challenges of life, and when we are in the grey area between right or wrong based on God’s will for mankind, asking God to reveal to us who He is would help us choose the right course of actions that will please Him and will satisfy our spiritual conscience.

    What are your thoughts on Who God is? Who Saul was? Do we all know and understand God?

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