Scripture: Galatians (NIV) 1:22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us in now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.
24 And they praised God because of me.
Observation: Paul was writing to the church in Galatia and giving some of his own testimony. What a change Jesus had brought in Paul’s life. It was a dramatic change, one that could be easily seen by people around him. Once they feared Paul as he set about persecuting the church; now they praised God because of him.
Application: Now there are two worthy goals for my life. First: I want God to receive praise from me. And second: I want God to receive praise from others because of me.
Prayer: Lord, What a special joy it is to know that something I do causes others to praise you! It makes my heart smile. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!