Wednesday, January 3, 2024
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Saying “what can go wrong?” seems like an invitation for something to go horribly wrong. But Paul had that level of confidence in his God: the confidence to face a world that was actively persecuting him, and say “what can mere man do to me?” What Paul understood was that all things are woven into the Lord’s plan, and no pit is ever dug that God can’t turn into a well. If Christ wanted Paul to proclaim the gospel to the whole world, He would make a way, and when Paul’s time came, death would only mean instant paradise with his Savior. That kind of confidence didn’t belong to just one man, either; the God that gave Paul his boldness is your God, too.