Vessels For Honor, Part IV
"Arise and go to a street called straight and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for he is praying. "And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight." Acts 9:11,12
On this day Saul of Tarsus became Paul the apostle, a chosen vessel for the glory of God to be sent to the Gentiles with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. An unlikely choice indeed because Paul was a Pharisee of Pharisees, a religious zealot, hell bent on destroying this new sect called "The Way!"
God is no respecter of persons when it comes to choosing vessels for His service and many of His chosen men and women have changed the world after being touched by the Master's hand. Paul was no different as he was knocked to the ground and blinded by the same light that would ultimately change literally millions of people because of his obedience to the call of Christ. One of the greatest apostles and ministers of the gospel who wrote most of the New Testament scripture and ended up in a Roman prison only to die a martyr's death for his Lord Jesus.
Paul was a vessel well used in the service of the King by being obedient and pouring his life out to others so that they too could be vessels for honor. Are you a vessel for honor, chosen to serve in the kingdom of God or will you be counted a vessel for dishonor deserving of His wrath to come, the choice is yours and the time of our stay upon this earth is slipping away so make sure you heed the call when it comes because it may never come again.
"Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. "For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake." Acts 9:15,16
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin