Obstacles That God Puts Forth

Bill Brinkworth

Many natural things are “prickly”. The thorns are the natural defense for many roses, orange trees, and weeds. Grabbing hold of a prickly stem results in one letting it go and coming up with another plan. God uses the pricks of uncomfortable instances in our lives to change our direction. He did this in Paul's life, as the unsaved but religious man traveled on the Damascus road.

Acts 9:5 “And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

Paul had spent of much of his life trying to serve God his own way. Unfortunately, he did not detect, nor heed, the pricks God sent in His life to put him in the right direction.

Pricks that Saul ignored:

He was like his name-sake, King Saul, who persecuted righteous David.

Pricks that others ignore.

August 2, 2005

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