MORNINGTIME 4085

by Benjamin Munsell on August 26, 2022

MORNINGTIME 4085 

And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. Acts 9:4-6. This is the story of Saul, later to be known as the Apostle Paul, and his conversion as a Follow of Christ. A "prick" in those days was a tool or device used to encourage an animal, or person, to stop doing what they should not do, and also to encourage them to do what they should do. Saul was well versed in all the Law and how man should behave before the Lord, but it was all Legalism with no Mercy and Grace. Yes, he did his best to obey the Law, but it didn't set right with him. He knew the Law by itself wasn't balanced, he just didn't know what was missing. He tortured and murdered a lot of Christians because they weren't obeying the "Law" as he saw it. His Heart was right before the Lord as he tried to serve the Lord as he was taught, but it just didn't set right with him. There had to be a better Way. His Conscience was the "pricks", and it would not allow him Peace with what he was doing to Believers. What, in your Heart and Conscience, is keeping you up at night? Not allowing you to enjoy life or feel fulfilled? Could it be Christ is calling you unto Repentance for your sins and those pricks won't stop until Christ is made Right in your Life? With Him, you will have True Peace and unexplainable Joy in your Life no matter what's going on around you. Your Joy and Peace will be from Christ and not from this world. Trying to ignore our shut out those pricks in your life will only make them louder and more noticeable. That call from the Holy Spirit calling you to Christ won't stop. Like a toothache, you can try to ignore it, or fix it and, Be Blessed. 

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