Re:Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-31 (day four)
Many had come to know Jesus in the recent days…3,000 at Pentecost, 5,000 at Peter’s second sermon. All of these and more were now disciples of Jesus. What was different about Saul? God had special plans for Saul…He was going to show Saul how much he must suffer for Jesus’ name sake. Saul would be a missionary to the gentiles and kings, as well as the sons of Israel.
Saul could have rejected God’s plan for his life, but he didn’t. He was immediately baptized and began to preach and witness in the synagogues. Saul was a man with a mission!
What about you? Has God asked you to do something that you have not yet done? Are you holding out for a better assignment? God will not give you a new assignment until you have been obedient to His first command. More obedience…stronger character…bigger assignment! Maybe you too can be shipwrecked and imprisoned…like Saul.