I was reading in Philippians but I kept coming back to those two words. Paul was still telling others about Jesus even while in chains in prison. He knew he’d really been given grace as before he knew Christ, he had been Saul of Tarsus who had been going after Christians. After Jesus rose from the grave, He appeared before many people, at different times for forty days, and one of those times was before Saul on the road to Damascus. Jesus asked why Saul was persecuting him. Saul fell to his knees before Jesus.
For three days, Saul was blind, but after that he could see. He was converted and spent the rest of his days telling everyone about Christ Jesus, that Jesus was real and that Jesus was the Savior everyone had been looking for. Jesus had given Saul his new name, Paul, to reflect who he was now with a new beginning. Paul had peace from then on knowing who he was and where he was going. So, no matter where he was at the time, he felt peace about the situation. Even in prison, in chains.
Thinking too about how God took care of
the Jews after they left Egypt by giving them
manna to eat as they were going into
the Promised Land Exodus 16:4
thinking about Jesus saying,
“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more… Fear him who… has power to throw you into hell…. Indeed, the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” Luke 12: 4-12
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