WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
Scripture: Romans 12:14-21
We wonder if the Apostle Paul had to go through the same training process as Peter. Perhaps Paul’s process was expedited by the way he met Jesus. It would be hard to be completely Priestly when you had been knocked off of your donkey and were blinded for three days. However, Paul managed to rise to the occasion in Romans 12:14-21, “Therefore ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.’” So it is obvious that Paul taught a Priestly response just as Peter did. The question is, did he practice it in every instance, or are there examples of Paul following Peter’s lead and going Kingly? Both Peter and Paul preached a good Priestly message but demonstrated the Judge of all the Earth. If we preach Priestly but cannot demonstrate the King we are woefully passive in our presentation and need to recover early church power!