Question Jesus Asked [9]: why are you persecuting Me?


Read: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, Acts 9:4-5

Examine: Saul kept up his violent threats of murder against the followers of the Lord. He went to the High Priest and asked for letters of introduction to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he should find there any followers of the Way of the Lord, he would be able to arrest them, both men and women, and bring them back to Jerusalem.

As Saul was coming near the city of Damascus, suddenly a light from the sky flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul! Why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” he asked. “I am Jesus, whom you persecute,” the voice said. Saul followed up asking What must I do, Jesus replied “But get up and go into the city, where you will be told what you must do.”

 The men who were traveling with Saul had stopped, not saying a word; they heard the voice but could not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground and opened his eyes, but could not see a thing. So they took him by the hand and led him into Damascus. For three days he was not able to see, and during that time he did not eat or drink anything.

Application: Jesus is persecuted when His children are persecuted. When we sin against others, we need to so fearful especially if our actions are affecting someone else. We should never be a stumbling block to anyone. Our actions can persecute the Lord.

Saul asked two questions “Who are you Lord” and then followed by “what wilt thou have me to do?” When he heard it was Jesus who he hurt. To know more of Jesus and to know what Jesus wants me to do, if we live in this simple principle every day, our lives will be totally transformed.

Decision: Lord Jesus, I am so sorry that I have persecuted you in my actions, deeds and behaviors. Forgive me Lord. Lord, I surrender my life to know you more and more. And I want to seek your face and know what you want me to do. That I may never hurt you, never ever persecute you, but always please you Lord.

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