spot-862274_1280Acts 9:15: But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. (ESV)

The commandment of God that Ananias should go and meet and minister to Paul, recorded in the focus verse is without prejudice to how he feels about it. The same can be said of Peter who in spite of his misgivings about reaching out to the gentiles, because of his innate Jewish sentiment, was asked to go and meet them (Acts 10).

Both incidents in which these two men had to go minister in spite of consideration for safety (in the case of Ananias) and consideration for tradition, or what is acceptable in his culture (in the case of Peter) resulted in great advances for the kingdom. Both incidents were pivotal to the shape of  the church as we know it.

So if God asked you to go, then go you must, not knowing the full implication of it, but hearing and obeying.

The bible says that blessed are those who hear and do the word of God (Luke 11:28), not argue with the word of God, not postpone the word of God, not dodge it, or excuse themselves from it.


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