I find it fascinating just how far Paul was willing to go as it came to sharing His faith so that others would have an opportunity to come into a relationship with Jesus. He was willing to face imprisonment, flogging, and even death for the sake of Christ. Ultimately what Paul exhibited was a virtue that we often fail to mention in the Church: courage. None of us looks at the concept of courage and thinks that it's not worth having, and yet we often aren't willing to take the appropriate actions to build courage in our lives. Too often we take the easy way out and choose the path of least resistance rather than courageously doing what we know is right. Paul suffered a lot for his courage, and there's something about that that makes me jealous. I want to suffer for my courage for the sake of Christ, and it makes me wonder if a lack of suffering equals a lack of courage. Are you living courageously when it comes to your faith?
You are here: / / How far? (Acts 20:4-23:35; 24-26)
Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.