Most to Be Pitied, or Most to Be Admired?

The apostle Paul made a very bold statement about himself and all those who believed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  He wrote that if he and others had trusted in Christ in this life only, they were “of all men most to be pitied.”  He was taking a clear and unequivocal stand for Jesus.  He was unafraid to say that if the resurrection was not true, then he and his like were pathetic human beings.  He was unafraid to make such a statement because he knew that the resurrection of Jesus was true, for he himself had experienced the risen Christ on the road to Damascus.

What Paul did not go on to say, we can say.  That is, if the resurrection of Christ is true then Paul and his like are “of all men most to be admired.”  This is because they gave their lives for the purpose of making known the grace of God – even to the point of facing torture and death.  People can believe or disbelieve such men, but they cannot act like they did not hear or understand what such men were saying.

Choose today whether you think Paul and the rest of the apostles are to be pitied or admired, and live your life accordingly.  You are standing on one side or the other of the line they have drawn in the sand – there is no place else to stand.

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