Past Reputations

Peter appealed to the Lord to depart from him because he was not worthy, but the Lord saw in him something that could produce much good. How in the world could the Lord use anyone like Paul?! As He saw Paul, what He saw was one who could accomplish much good. What do we see in others? What do we see in ourselves? Past reputations, if they are bad, are not easy to “live down.” Nehemiah led the people in Jerusalem to rebuild the wall; they had a mind to work when one took an interest in them….and led them. Do you remember reading of Barnabas when he took Paul to Jerusalem to see the apostles? Paul’s past reputation was a bit tough for some to accept. Whatever hindrances Barnabas might have had, The Record states none, he moved past them and did the Lord’s work! RT

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