August 7, 2009 11:26am CST
Aside from the Lord Jesus Christ, who is your most favorite Bible character? The Bible, which has 66 books, is full of wonderful and amazing characters and personalities. Starting from Genesis down through the whole Old Testament, many characters can inspire us--like Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Daniel and many others--all with their different backgrounds and experiences and encounters with God. In the NT, the Scriptures is still full of colorful and not so colorful personalities--Mary and Joseph, John the Baptist, the Apostles, Nicodemus, Pilate, etc. My most favorite Bible character is the Apostle Paul. He was known as Saul of Tarsus. He used to be a persecutor of Christians. But when he had a divine encounter with the living resurrected Christ, he became His most ardent follower, although he is not part of the Twelve. He gave up his rights and learning as a Pharisee and his prestigious place in the Sanhedrin to follow Jesus Christ. He counted it all lost compared to the knowledge of knowing Christ, His Lord. He became the Apostle to the Gentiles. He wrote many books in the New Testament and became God's instrument for founding many churches in Asia and Europe. He was martyred under Nero for Christ's sake. The gospel reached us today because of the churches he founded. When I am in heaven I want to meet this great apostle. Who is your most favorite Bible character and why?