“Lessons from Acts 9”
Is the Only Constant Change?
In American society today, a common saying in the business and healthcare world is that the “only constant is change itself”. Many of us have become familiar with this statement and the intended meaning behind it. Rules, regulations, and Governmental guidance create almost a daily change in many industries. In the most important industry of all, our spiritual Lives, the only constant cannot be change!
Undoubtedly, the apostle Paul on the road to Damascus in Acts Chapter 9 experienced great change. He went from persecuting Christians (Acts 9:1-2) to proclaiming Christ as the Son of God (Acts 9:20). WOW! I doubt any of us in just a similar short time span of several days have ever experienced such dramatic/life altering for all eternity change!
While Saul changed to Paul, one characteristic he possessed which did in fact not change was his zeal. As Saul, he was zealous to a very high degree for persecuting those who would follow our Lord and Savior. While he was Paul, he was zealous for saving lost souls in the very name of Jesus Christ.
While many things may result in significant change in our daily lives, the “fire” we have for the Lord should never waiver. What creates the “fire” in you? Many Americans are extremely emotional about sports and their teams, their hobbies, their profession, etc. Let’s dedicate ourselves to following the example of Paul in our zealousness for Jesus Christ and ensure it is always according to scriptures. Don’t let the level of our dedication and commitment to Jesus be a constant change in our lives. Let the "fire" to serve our Lord ever burn bright!
Acts 9:22; “But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ.”
Luke 24:32; “They said to one another, 'Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?'”
Eccl.9:10; " Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…”