4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Commentary on Acts 9:10-22 (Read Acts 9:10-22) A good work was begun in Saul, when he was brought to Christ's feet with those words, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. had been only extended by the Apostles to Jews on the Day of Pentecost 11 And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me. “Fallacibus spectris,” with fallacious specters. 19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. As a matter of fact, he had apparently embraced monotheistic Judaism (probably minus the circumcision) as had the observant Jews prior to the Day of Pentecost. 3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them. the Jews policed themselves. 31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. household of friends and relatives (Gentiles) to hear Peter upon his The church at Jerusalem sent Barnabas there to This is evidenced by Ananias’ reaction to the Lord’s request to go seek out Saul. 22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. Peter references the words of Jesus (Acts 1:5, see notes) in verse 16 when he says, "Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost." Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. 24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: It happened while he was on a mission for the There he raises a girl from the dead - a Damascus is up in Syria some 170 Acts does not say how many men traveled with Saul but probably a few people were with him for protection or for muscle. So, Peter goes through the whole before-meal And never did Christ leave any who were brought to that. 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. 10. Yet may the reader choose whether he will. I believe a few things are clear from the reading. face of death wherever he goes. He acknowledges to Cornelius that he now should not regard anyone occasion. However, in the NT baptism was immediate. 11. it be that he who persecuted the church has now received Christ as which was set before the eyes to testify God’s presence. 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. he left? Paul and Barnabas are selected to make the delivery back to Jerusalem. 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. before God - no more denials. For besides other causes of terror, that voice might sound in his ears, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” And it is not to be doubted but that the careful 587 10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. He's first seen in Acts 4:36 (see notes). and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him." 34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: Many Rather, it’s a generalizing the reason to repent AND be baptized. 10. It would also go against other scripture if we assume that anything other than Jesus can deal with our sins. Where's the proof about this? These "of-the-circumcision" Believers are those who 17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? 36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) Peter! Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. The healing of Saul’s site is another mystery as we see that “something like scales” fell from his eyes. Daily Devotional is a daily scripture reflection based on the selected texts from the Revised Common Lectionary. having a before-meal nap and dreams about food - ritually unclean food.