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Bible Notes

Acts 9:1-4 (04.06.18)

Acts 9:1-4 NIV
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

Maybe not an obvious devotional passage perhaps, but there is good news here for us. The first piece of news is that God see’s our troubles and sometimes intervenes (although not always in such a dramatic fashion!) The other piece of news is that he sees our treatment as his treatment – what Saul did to the believers he did to God. This gives us a great way of worshiping – looking after each and enjoying each others company. That’s the kind of worship I like!

Lord, help me to see you as I see your people.

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