Paul was an amazing apostle, who confronted secularism head-on, tackled the tough issues facing the church, taught boldly against the idols of the day, declared unflinching truth even to governors, kings and powerful rulers, and he spent more time praying in his ‘heavenly language’ – than most believers, either then or now.
And did you notice, that Paul didn’t apologize for being a Christian, or for following the ways of Christ daily, because he knew firsthand what the amazing power of the Living God had accomplished in his own life. His experience was so convincingly real, that it became a compelling force to share his one-on-one relationship with Jesus Christ with others, so they too might experience the same transforming power in their own lives.
I pray we will remember ‘the pit we were dug from,’ the depth of sin Jesus delivered us from, and how radically transformed our lives have become, thanks to Jesus’ power alone – and that newly stirred remembrance will become the impetus we need to share his saving power with others. After all, remembering how badly we needed His grace, and what the power of His redemption has accomplished within us, should stimulate us to share His love with others, if nothing else does!
Romans 1:16 (NKJV) “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.”