The Great Poet of Grace - March 27, 2024

No one had more reason to feel the burden of guilt than did the apostle Paul. He was an ancient version of a terrorist, taking believers into custody and then spilling their blood. In addition, he was a legalist to the core. Before he knew Christ, Paul had spent a lifetime trying to save himself. But then came the Damascus road moment – Jesus appeared! Once Paul saw Jesus, he couldn’t see value in his résumé anymore. And he couldn’t see any option except to spend the rest of his life talking less about himself and more about Jesus.

He became the great poet of grace. “But all these things that I once thought very worthwhile—now I’ve thrown them all away so that I can put my trust and hope in Christ alone” (Philippians 3:7 TLB).