Written April 27, 2015
Christ’s apostles were simple Galileans, many of them fishermen. Although this Scripture was written of the Corinthian believers, it applies to the twelve as well: they were not…wise by human standards; not… influential; not… of noble birth. But God choose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise… He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. (1Cor. 1:26-29). Saul of Tarsus, however,was different.
From the tribe of Benjamin, he had been taught the law in Jerusalem under Gamaliel, a Pharisee honored in religious circles of the day (Phil. 3:5; Acts 22:3; 5:34). Almost immediately after saving him, God called Saul out to Arabia (Mt. Sinai?) to be separated unto Himself; He did not…
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