GREAT MEN OF THE BIBLE (Paul the Evangelist and Apostle)

HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div


Who went through more pain and suffering in this life for Christ than Paul?   I can’t think of anyone who suffered more for Jesus’ sake than Paul did.  Listen to what he endured in 2 Corinthians 11:23-28 “with far greater labours, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death.  Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one.  Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure.  And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.”

Paul was beaten countlessly, imprisoned, lashed, stoned, shipwrecked, hungered, thirsted, was in toil, in hardships, in sleeplessness, exposed to cold, and constantly in danger from robbers, at sea, from Gentiles, and from his own brethren (the Jews).  This was all because Paul was “not ashamed of the gospel” (Romans 1:16).  This ensures that if He was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ then Christ would not be ashamed of him on the Day of Judgment (Luke 9:26).  That makes him one of the greatest men of the Bible.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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