As the apostle Paul defends his gospel ministry, he begins by demonstrating himself to no longer be a man-pleaser but a God-pleaser, preaching a God-centered gospel. Once filled with hatred, murder and hypocrisy, Paul’s encounter with Christ changed his life completely. From partaking in the murder of Christians, after his conversion, Paul now loves the brethren and manifests the fruit of the Spirit. Lastly Paul is commissioned as an apostle after spending three years with Christ in the desert.
Has your life changed? Have you spent adequate time being equipped by Christ in the desert? How and to what has Christ commissioned you?