Read it!: Acts 9
But the Lord said to Ananias,
“Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles
and their kings and before the people of Israel.
I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”
Think it through:
From what I can tell, being God’s chosen instrument is rarely an easy thing. In Tarsus, Saul clearly thought that he was being God’s instrument. Saul probably thought he was suffering for the Lord when he left his home on the journey to arrest more “heretical” Christians.