THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Scripture: Acts 9:4-9
In Acts 9:4-9 we see God dealing with Saul and it was a crushing, humbling and dramatic experience. He saw the Light and he was knocked to the ground. He heard a voice. This passage says, “Then he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ And he said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ Then the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. ‘It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ So he, trembling and astonished, said, ‘Lord what do You want me to do?’” He arose and instantly discovered he was blind and his traveling companions had to lead him on to Damascus where he stayed for three days without eating or drinking. In this place Paul was no doubt contemplating his future in blindness and repenting for opposing Christ! There are people who say that God does not judge, that all judgment fell on Christ. Let’s tell that to Saul of Tarsus! It didn’t exactly go that way for him. He learned the Sonship Gifts the hard way. He learned it because he personally needed the redemption revealed to him and recorded in the book of Ephesians.