In some of our homeschool studies we came across this little gem speaking on the life of Apostle Paul. I read it to the boys a couple times.
Peter H. Davids wrote: “Paul did in the end create a revolution, not one from without, but one from within, in which a changed heart produced changed behavior and through that in the end brought about social change. This change happened wherever the kingdom of God was expressed through the church, so the world could see that faith in Christ really was a transformation of the whole person.”
Oh what a revolution/revelation/revival we need! Young people in the Christian community have to be assured in their salvation and understand what that means, study what the Bible says and how to relate it to current worldviews. They must be able to stand firm, steadfast, and to be prepared to share it with their peers. They are the next representatives of the ongoing ‘social change’ our world needs. They may encounter many a Saul that our faithful Father will turn into a Paul to perpetuate His Kingdom, if only they have the firm foundations to draw from. We can’t grow weary or faint hearted. Train them in His ways and in the end they will not depart from it.
Dear Lord, thank You for the faithful Christian parents out in the trenches today. Please lead them as they raise the next Christian generation and guide our youth to be bold and steadfast in our fallen world. I pray revival will come through them. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
I Timothy 1 12-17