TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER, 2017 Read – Day: 1 Tim 3-4; Night: Isaiah 61-63
THEME: TODAY IS YOUR DAY
TEXT: ACTS 9:1-9
HYMN: EMHB 332 – Behold, a stranger at the door
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a right time for everything, and everything on earth will happen at the right time”.
Saul of Tarsus, the zealous enemy of the gospel, was proving so tough that there was no one who could challenge him. So he moved on to Damascus to arrest the followers of Christ to bring them to Jerusalem for trial. However, on his way the Lord appeared to him in a flash of light and was brought to his knees. God’s trap caught him! God’s trap will catch your enemies in Jesus’ name.
Saul knew that the Lord was a force above him, so he asked without contemplating; “Who are you, Lord?” The voice answered,” I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. Get up now and go into the city; someone there will tell you what to do” (Verses 5 and 6).
Is your life like Saul of Tarsus? In which way are you persecuting God? Remember, God never said to Saul ‘Why are you persecuting My children?’ Rather He said, ‘Why are you persecuting Me?’ An attack on a child of God is an attack on God Himself.
You may be a member, a leader or even a pastor and you know that you are persecuting or unjustly denying someone’s privilege. Today is your day to make amends. If you do so, you will be given a new name like Saul whose name was changed to Paul and who did great exploits for the Lord among the gentiles.
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be happy today”. Sing it loudly!
PRAYER: Father, let Your never-failing trap ensnare the enemies of the Gospel wherever they may operate and make them, even me, Your worthy apostles in Jesus’ name. Amen.