SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Scripture: Acts 22:14-18
Acts 22:14-18 says, “Then he said, ‘The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth. For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard. And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’ Now it happened, when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple that I was in a trance and saw Him saying to me, ‘Make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly, for they will not receive your testimony concerning Me.’” God was instructing him to flee and making it clear there was more assignment to complete. This was another layer of adversity and suffering that came to Paul due to being chosen and called. This path was true of Jesus, it was true of Paul and it is true of many of God’s people today. Remember we each are chosen and what we have been chosen for can be costly. It cost Jesus an unimaginable price and it will cost us too! That is why there is an eternal reward.