“And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.”
Saul of Tarsus also had a reputation. He was known for persecuting the disciples by breathing out threatenings and slaughter against them.
When he came near Damascus, there was suddenly a light from heaven shining round about him. Jesus Christ spoke to Him from this Great Light.
“And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?”
Can you imagine such a great Light suddenly appearing before you?
If you have ever met Jesus by faith, the Light of the Gospel shined in your heart as well as you trusted in Him.
Saul acknowledged Who He is even in his first question.
“And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”
His next response to Jesus is a question that we should all ask.
“Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?”
After Saul encountered Jesus, he immediately asked Him what he was to do.
If only we all had the willingness to ask the same question.
The Lord did not leave Saul to figure it out for himself. He immediately gave him instructions that Saul was to carry out in faith that Jesus knew what was best.
He is provides us with our instructions, but often we are too fearful to even ask the question.
Fear of what He may want us to do.
Fear of what people will say or think.
Fear of…[fill in the blank].
The Lord is actually the One Who makes us willing to serve Him, yet He also gives us the choice of doing so.
Are you willing today?
Set aside the fear of the unknown.
Instead, follow the same instructions.
“Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.”
1 Samuel 19-20 | Romans 15
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