The Father’s Comfort: Some Of Them Were Persuaded
Paul talked to them all day, from morning to evening, explaining everything involved in the kingdom of God, and trying to persuade them all about Jesus by pointing out what Moses and the prophets had written about him.
Some of them were persuaded by what he said, but others refused to believe a word of it.
Acts 28:23-27 MSG
The Apostle Paul is stoked. His faith life in Jesus can’t help but overflow onto others around him. That’s why he can share “from morning to evening, explaining everything involved in the kingdom of God.”
But did you notice, no matter how Paul tried to persuade them concerning the truth from the living Scriptures…only some were persuaded.
Humans have the ability to choose. God has given us free will, but He desires we choose Him! That’s why He is constantly pursuing us in His lovingkindness.
But at the end of the day, this Self-Revealing God, will allow you to have what you desire. Oh, don’t get me wrong, He will NEVER give up on you…it’s you who has given up on God.
Thank you, for the reminder, God, that even when I possess the passion of the Apostle Paul, as I share the Good News of Jesus Christ…some will believe and others will not.
Thankfully, You see the heart. I choose to trust your promise in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is patient with you, not wanting anyoneto perish, but everyoneto come to repentance.”