Face to Face with Christ
A Sermon on Acts 9:6
But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” (ESV)
“Lord what will you have me to do?” This reveals the very heart of Paul! Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones presses that the beliefs of a Christian's heart will be proven by what we practice. Before his salvation, Paul, previously known as Saul, went about persecuting Christians. But at salvation, he, just as every true believer must, surrendered his will to God instead of arguing against the gospel or searching for loopholes to avoid obedience. Lloyd-Jones explains the powerful peace we receive when we are finally ready to listen and to learn. Just as a child is curious to understand the world around him, so are new believers hungry to understand our Savior. At salvation, Paul saw the utter failure of his efforts. His self reliance vanished and he turned to God humbly asking “Lord what wilt thou have me to do?” He surrendered his will to the One glorious Father who died for him and for us. The proof of our salvation is in a willing and eager heart to do the will of our Father.