Questions Worth Considering
“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord,” (Acts 9:1) manifested his unregenerate heart and hatred toward God.
His relentless persecution of Christ’s disciples revealed his disbelief and rejection of Christ as that Messiah foretold in Holy Scripture. Saul, just as all sinners, desperately needed the One who commanded the Light to shine out of darkness, to shine in his heart and give “the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6).
Christ himself arrested Saul in his headlong, self righteous rebellion and when he was brought down into the dust to see his sin, asked the vital question, “Who art thou Lord?” (Acts 9:5).
Christ himself enlightened Saul’s heart and caused him to earnestly seek to know his Lord.
“What wilt thou have me do?” (Acts 9:6) showed his submission to the Lord’s will.
Just as Saul, I long to know the One who has saved me and satisfied eternal justice for me, to be taught by Him and to see the beauty of His face. My desire is as Paul’s: “that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death” (Philippians 3:10). I seek only the leadership of His blessed Spirit to order my feet, as it pleases Him.
By Marvin Stalnaker