Not Too Far

September 11th, 2022

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Acts 9:1-14

Saul was a zealot. It means he was raised in the tradition of zeal, celebrating heroes like Phinehas. In Numbers 25, Phinehas stopped a plague against the Israelites by driving a spear through two disobedient people in the throes of passion. Their blasphemous act was ended in righteous violence, thus saving God’s people.

This was the faith in which Saul was raised. He was ready to bring violence on Jesus and Jesus’ people and take his place in the list of zealous heroes. But here, in Acts 9, everything changed.

No one is too far away to be reached by Jesus. The family member you’re praying for. The friend. The child. The neighbor. Those who seem as far away as they could possibly be. Remember the zeal in which Saul was raised. Note the significance of the changed life that began on the road to Damascus. Remember that Jesus is capable of changing even the hardest of hearts.

Author: Kyle Tyler

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One Response to “Not Too Far”

  1. Marcela Luna Says:

    September 11th, 2022 at 8:37 am

    Yes, Father God thank you that you are kind and merciful and You will accept us if we return to You. 2 Chronicles 30:9. Thank you that you will leave the 99 sheep in order to go and search for the lost one. Matthew 18:12-13 Thank you, God, that you came and searched for me! And saved my life and gave me freedom! Hallelujah!

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