Posts Tagged: Apostle Paul

Acts 21:32 – Ran Down to Them

I’ve written on this topic in other places, but today’s reading offers another opportunity to present an intriguing concept.  The general historical belief is that the 1st and 2nd temples in Jerusalem were built on the Temple Mount.  This has been ingrained in both Muslim and Jewish minds over the centuries.  It’s one of the…

Acts 20:30 – Men Speaking Twisted Things

In our reading of the psalms, we come to two inescapable conclusions.  The first is that David had many enemies.  The second is that he placed his entire faith and trust in the Lord to deliver him from his foes.  An issue we have to ponder, however, is whether David was exaggerating as to the…

Psalm 20:7 – Some Trust in Horses

In psalm after psalm we see that David exhibited his faith in the Lord.  Although in his descriptions, we understand that he faced many difficulties, from enemies that pursued him to those who betrayed him.  Yet, the common theme throughout the psalms David wrote is his believing loyalty to Yahweh. Men rose up on every…

Acts 18:17 – They Beat Him

Those who hate God and His Word often resort to violence to maintain their sense of moral superiority. David wrote about such men. Paul and those with him who spoke the truth of the Gospel encountered them. They are a gathering force today. We who know the Lord are an ever-increasing minority. David described such…

Acts 17:30 – Times of Ignorance

At one point in his ministry travels, Paul went to Athens, Greece and was on his own without any of his brothers in Christ.  As he wandered around the city, he saw that most, if not all, of the people in the city worshiped pagan gods.  The demonic spirits had worked long and hard to…

Job 42:3 – Too Wonderful For Me

The ignorance – or rejection – of God and who He is coming from so many in the world today continues to stun me despite my understanding of Biblical history and Scripture’s foretelling of what is to come.  Paul spared no sympathies for those who live their lives in such a fashion.  In Romans 1:18-23…

Acts 9:18 – Scales Fell From His Eyes

It is almost a cliche to say that the Lord moves in mysterious ways, yet it continues to be an absolute truth. To advance His kingdom, God uses those whom He chooses, and He does so in an often unexpected manner. The classic of this truism is with the Pharisee Saul who became the Apostle…

Acts 3:15 – You Killed the Author of Life

Following the astounding events at Pentecost, Jesus’ apostles walked in the power of the Spirit.  They were given power from on high through the Spirit Baptism, and this gave them the means to be bold in Jesus’ Name.  The Lord had taught them for three and a half years, He had opened their minds to…

Acts 2:21 – Everyone Who Calls

Following the crucifixion of Jesus and His rising from the grave, He met with His disciples, telling them to wait in Jerusalem because they would be imbued with power from on high.  Indeed, as they met and prayed, the Holy Spirit came upon them, filling them with the power and authority of God Himself.  In…

John 17:12 – The Son of Perdition

We’re going to take a little expedition into the land of speculation today based on a couple of intriguing verses in Scripture. The account of Judas Iscariot is a tragic one, and we wonder how such a man could do what he did in betraying Jesus Christ. There are clues, however, that perhaps give us…