Acts 26:9-14

“I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.

12 “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 About noon, King Agrippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic,[a] ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’

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One response to “Acts 26:9-14

  1. It wasn’t just Paul, he was acting under the authority of the chief priests. They were so concerned with affronts to their position and power that they offensively murdered and tortured in the name of Christ. They took up swords in His name and decided that He was not capable of combating error and that they needed to do His work.

    This is a warning for us all. I am to pray in His will and seek to further His will. I am not to seek to preserve my own comfort and position. I don’t decide what error is and eradicate it. Rather, I speak His truth and show His love and He is more than capable of forwarding HIs plans in His time.

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