As I continue living my journey with God one day at a time, I found myself reflecting on Apostle Paul today. He was a man that was very instrumental to spreading the Gospel of Christ. Very instrumental in the formation of scripture that we have to read today. I’m impressed that he went through a lot of struggles in life, but still managed to keep pushing forward. He faced opposition from people who didn’t believe his message, opposition from those in power who had him beaten and jailed, and even believers who questioned his apostleship.
He had to condemn his fellow Jewish Christian believers for the actions they were imposing on the Gentiles, and he even had to stand up to Apostle Peter for the wrong example he was setting. I wonder about the stress Apostle Paul might have felt in life at times. The frustration with the work he was trying to accomplish with all the pain he was enduring. But still through everything, Apostle Paul continued to push forward through his faith in God. I see that as an inspiration for myself and all Christians to be able to keep pushing forward in our faith.
Peace to you all in Christ.
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