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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Acts chapter 9:1-6:

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Acts chapter 9:1-6:

V1:  Saul’s bitter hatred of Christ’s people – and of the very Name of Jesus ( see Acts 26:9.) knows no bounds. He seeks their death, and goes to the High priest…

V2: … to ask for written authority to persecute believers in Damascus, to arrest both men and women to bring them to Jerusalem ( and presumably before the Sanhedrin council,)

V3:  On his journey, he is drawing near to Damascus, when ” a light from heaven” shines upon him – God is breaking into this arch-persecutor’s life in amazing grace!

V4:  Saul falls to the ground, and a voice – Jesus Himself – asks Saul why does he persecute Him? Note that to persecute His people is to persecute the Lord Himself, so closely does He identify Himself with them.

V5-6:  Saul asks who it is that speaks to him – though in his heart he must surely know, and note he already calls the One who speaks Lord – a term only properly applied to Jesus in the NT. Jesus answers him plainly – let there be no doubt – and tells him to get up, go into the city and there he will be told what to do. Paul later makes it quite clear that this was not simply a vision, but a real encounter with the Risen Christ, in His grace, which would be the source and seal of his Apostleship. ( 1 Corinthians 15:8-10.)