Isn’t it funny how you can read particular parts of scriptures often but the don’t really impact you?
Recently I decided that for my personal scripture study I’d start from Acts 7, with Stephen’s martyrdom. I love this part of the New Testament when Christ has left His chosen to run the church. I love the faith they exhibit as they take the words the Savior spoke and teach the Gentiles. So of course I started at this part and my mind was TOTALLY blown away by Paul. I’ve always loved Paul and how he serves as a great example of being able to change one’s life for the better. But it wasn’t till this personal study of mine that I truly comprehended how awesome and amazing he is.
Paul truly was chosen by the Lord to be His instrument in taking the gospel message to the Gentiles. There was no other individual bold enough or with the connections that could have done this great work.
That proves to me how much the Lord loves us and KNOWS us. This also testifies to me how amazing the scriptures are to influence us, no matter how many times you read the same verse or the same story, if you are truly looking to be enlightened, you will be.