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