Describing his life of faith in Jesus, Paul says “I die daily” (I Cor. 15:31). Forced to come to terms with his own physical death so often, the reality of our mortality comes to play an important role in Paul’s thinking. Death, in the end, is more than just dying.
Coming to terms with death plays a role as Paul faces trials and tribulations that bring him to the brink of death and test his readiness to give up his soul for the sake of the mission. Facing death, it turns out, was part of his calling from the beginning.
“The Lord said to Ananias: Go, this man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” (Acts 9:15-16)
Paul faces death daily
Spreading the word from town to town, Paul faces the fact of his mortality daily. He escapes a scheme to be killed in Damascus (Acts...
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