Are you ready for whatever the Lord wants you to do?

Acts Bible Background

06.29.2015 New Testament: Acts 9.10–14

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 9.1–22 on June 29, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

Are you a Christian? If so, you no longer belong to yourself, for at baptism, your old self was buried, and a new creature arose from the water. That is why you are called a Christian, for you follow the Christ, your new Lord and Master. When He approached a certain disciple, the man was ready to do what the Lord commanded, until he heard what the job was,

Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” So the Lord said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight.” Then Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name” (Acts 9.10–14). 

In the mind of Ananias, the Lord had asked him to walk into certain death. Yet, the Lord explained the situation, showing that Saul of Tarsus was about to change dramatically, and then Ananias went. Here is the thing: Whatever the Lord tells you to do in the Scriptures, do it, for He knows what He has commanded us. He knows what He is doing.

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