People Can Change

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 8:1–25.
People can change, but that does not mean they will change. However, we should not assume that no one will change. Nor should we assume that the hardest hearts will never change. Sometimes wonderful things happen. You have heard of Paul, but look at his introduction in the Bible (when he was known as Saul), “Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison” (Acts 8:1–3). How could a man who consented to the death of a follower of Jesus Christ ever become a follower of Christ, especiall y a preacher and one of the most influential ones ever? I do not know and I would have given up on him, but the Lord did not and we should all be glad because it was primarily through the work of Paul that Christianity spread the way it did.
Do not assume that everything will be the same tomorrow as it is today.

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