Livid – and loved

Learning From God's Word

When Saul of Tarsus set out on his journey to Damascus he was livid. He was furious. He was in a rage. He was “breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples” (Acts 9:1). He was pursuing the Lord’s disciples – with murder on his mind!

This, however, was not the full story. Saul was loved. He wasn’t only the pursuer. He was the pursued. He was being pursued by love, pursued by the love of God, pursued by the God of love.

Soon, his life would be turned around – completely.

“As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.4He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him,‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’ 5‘Who are you, Lord?’ Saul asked. ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’he replied.6‘Now get up and go into…

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