Look at Acts 9:1 – 19, it is the account of Paul’s conversion through his encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus and the subsequent visit by Ananias. I thought through what those men might have learned from those events.
- The call of God for redemption is through the Body of Christ. Individual believers are instrumental in the propagation of the Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:14ff.
- Forgiveness is not dependent on the heinous nature of an offense, 1 Timothy 1:15.
- God will sometimes intervene and stop persecution, thus if He allows it, it is part of His plan and has purpose. (see further note below)
- He was useful to the Lord.
- The Lord’s assignments do not align always with logic.
- He cannot prejudge a person’s usefulness to the Lord.
- God allows us to question Him without retaliation, He is gracious.
- A person’s known behavior past or present is not an indication of their value to the Lord in the administration of His Kingdom.
- I can know that even in the midst of a group of very bad people God may have His hand on someone.
- God is sovereign over the events in my life.