Marie’s daily verse: 1 Kings 5:4 (NLT)But now the LORD my God has given me peace on every side; I have no enemies, and all is well.
DAILY DEVOTION, December 6, 2021
Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God (Acts 9:20).
The reference is to Paul and his conversion to Christ. He was opposed to Jesus and persecuted Christians. He was miraculously converted and notice that word “immediately.” He did not think about his conversion for a few days, weeks, or years while trying to figure out what to do next. Immediately he went to the synagogues proclaiming that Jesus is the Son of God. Conversion to faith in Jesus changes us radically and instantly. Those who come to faith know that their sins are forgiven, and heaven is their destiny, and they want to share that with others.
We want to do as Paul did once we cross that line from unbelief to faith. We want others to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Our conversion is not likely to be as dramatic as Paul’s, and our success as evangelists will not compare to what Paul accomplished. However you came to faith, dramatically or otherwise, true faith wants to share Jesus with others. Christian conversion is not like joining the Lion’s Club. Our life goals are radically changed.
Father, I thank You for calling me out of the darkness and into the light. I thank You for drawing me to faith in Jesus through the Gospel. Help me to see what I can do to encourage others to believe that Jesus is the Son of God.