Reflections From The Bible And Life

God Conquers All Evil

Acts 22:3-16; Acts 9:1-22; Psalm 117:1-2; Mark 16:15-18

We will never know what God has in store for each of us, so we must never pass judgments on one another. Saul, a notorious Christian persecutor and once a Roman soldier at that time was the worst among the bad ones during his time. He had mercilessly killed a lot of innocent Christians  before the Lord chose him and sent the Holy Spirit down upon him. God sometimes chooses the worst and uses them to be living witnesses of Christ to others. God does not see us the way we do. The Lord finds good uses for both the good and the bad.

Aside from the purpose of proving His existence, the Lord converted Saul to make us realize that nothing is impossible with Him by our side, and that He conquers all evil and everything else. In addition to this, I realized that as Christians, we should not lose hope on people who offend us. They can be strong witnesses of God once they are brought to the Light, just like St. Paul (Saul was his name used with his old sinful life. After his conversion, he became “Paul”). We should pray for these lost ones that may be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, so that they may have a better understanding of God, and learn to love themselves and others. If God can be that loving and caring for a sinner like Saul, we should also be as forgiving and loving to those who offend us. We should also guide them whenever we can.

You don’t have to be totally sinless to be a saint. If you turn  away from your sinful ways and allow the Holy Spirit to dwell in you, be converted, and stay in His grace for the rest of your life, you can still earn big points in the Lord’s eyes.

To sum it up, the lesson here is for us not to be judgmental and full of prejudice, but rather be humble,  obedient and trustful to God, and give others a chance to change, just like the way the Lord did with St. Paul, Israelites and the Romans.

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