It’s a long and dusty road

But one Saul needed to travel;

To discover God’s intervention

And for his heart to be unravelled.

Saul was a Pharisee of Pharisees

With the highest of qualifications,

The most noble and respected ones

With the utmost of reputations.

But Saul was a hypocrite

And thought he was doing God a favour…

By killing and persecuting the Christians

Who placed their faith in Jesus as Savior.

But his day of reckoning did indeed come

When he travelled down that road,

And was struck by God Almighty

As he kicked against the goads.

“Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

Were the sacred words he heard,

As Jesus empathised with His children

who were persecuted and considered absurd.

Saul subsequently became Apostle Paul

And his life’s direction was steered;

To suffer many things for the name of Christ

But at least now the real God he feared.

We cannot kick against the goads

When we deal with God Almighty,

Because irrespective of what we believe is right

We shouldn’t take His truths too lightly.

The road is long and narrow

As Jesus claims He is the way…

The life and the truth as well

And forever this will stay.

Apostle Paul is a true example

Of our fleshly carnal ways;

That need to be crucified by God alone

So restoration our path it will pave.

The scales from our eyes

Need to be removed indeed,

So we’re filled with the Holy Spirit

And begin to truly see.

The road to Damascus is necessary

In a spiritual type of way,

If we’re to be reconciled to the One true God

Where genuine faith remains.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ And he said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’  Then the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.  It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”’ Acts 9:4-5

“For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake.”  Acts 9:16

“Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.  Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptised.” Acts 9:17-18

“If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.  But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.  Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:4-8

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14:6