Daily Devotion for 25 January 2023 (3rd Wednesday after Pentecost)

Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 25 January 2023 (3rd Wednesday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith

Readings

  • Psalm 6
  • Psalm 67
  • Zechariah 1:1–21
  • Romans 14:1–23
  • Large Catechism, IV, 56–67

Festival

Today we celebrate the Festival of the Conversion of St. Paul. Originally a zealous persecutor of the Church, St. Paul (then Saul of Tarsus) met Christ on the road to Damascus. Blinded by a bright light, Saul heard the words “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” to which Saul replied “Who are You, Lord?” to which Christ replied “I am Jesus, Whom you are persecuting.” Upon arriving in Damascus, Saul was sought by a disciple named Ananias, who had been sent by the Lord to heal Saul. Upon receiving his sight, Saul was baptized and went on to become the Apostle Paul, a man whom God called ‘a chosen instrument … to carry [Christ’s] name before the nations’.

Podcast

Overcast logoOvercast
Apple Podcasts logoApple Podcasts
Spotify logoSpotify