Jan 14, 2018
You talk about a rising star.
You are about to meet him in this PODCAST, up close and personal: Saul of Tarsus. Disciple of the renowned Rabbi Gamaliel. One of the Jerusalem-based Pharisees. Soon to become a voting-member of Israel’s Supreme Court—the Sanhedrin.
This was a guy whose career-path was rocketing skyward in an ever-ascending trajectory to greatness.
In terms of his religious tradition, passed on to him by his Pharisee-father, Saul was a guy who had it all—A rapidly-increasing influence. A growing respect among his peers. Certainly the pride of his parents. The possibility of fortune to go along with his ever-expanding fame.
And, of course, to his way of thinking, the super-abundant approval of God, along with all of God’s bountiful blessings that Saul though he deserved, and that allowed Saul to justify to himself his murderous rage.
Indeed, Saul had it all.
And consequently, Saul had it all to lose.
And lose it, he did. In the blink of an eye, literally.
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God bless you richly as you listen.