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4 Things To Learn From Apostle Paul

Apostle Paul is one of the most popular figures in the Bible and in Christianity as a whole. But if you have no idea who he is, Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles (Galatians 2:7). He has the reputation for the authorship of two-thirds of the New Testament books of the Bible and most of his writings were epistles to the churches he founded. It is easy to conclude that Paul had such an indelible impact on Christianity and the Christian faith.

In this article, we would be looking at a couple of traits that are worth emulating from Apostle Paul:

1. Hard Work

As earlier mentioned, Apostle Paul wrote two-third of the New Testament portion of the Bible. For someone who never met Christ during his earthly ministry, having the amount of insight Paul had, meant he had a culture of hard work and a studious attitude. He once stated that despite having the grace of God, he labored more than every other apostle 1 Corinthians 15:10. 

As earlier mentioned, Apostle Paul wrote two-third of the New Testament portion of the Bible. For someone who never met Christ during his earthly ministry, having the amount of insight Paul had, meant he had a culture of hard work… Click To Tweet

Indeed, Paul’s labor still speaks volumes today. Paul was able to combine a vibrant ministry, with a career in tent making (Acts 18:1-3). He did not just teach his followers to be hardworking, he exemplified it. (2 Thessalonians 3:7-10)

2. Consistency

Paul lived a life of consistency, especially as it involved his ministry. Paul preached at the same location daily for two years (Acts 19:9-10). He was definitely not the type of man to give up easily. Despite facing so much hardship in his ministry, Paul stayed consistent till his death (2 Timothy 4:6-7).  He, therefore, remains a worthy example of the effects of a life of consistency.

3. Apostle Paul Refused to Be Deterred by His Past

Before his miraculous conversion, Paul actively persecuted believers. In fact, Paul was on his way to persecute the saints at Damascus when he encountered Christ (Acts 9:1-8). He had been a Pharisee and a Jewish extremist, but he was willing to let go of his lofty reputation to pursue the course of Christ Philippians 3:4-9. 

Although he had a past reputation for persecuting Christians, he allowed his past to be a propelling force for his ministry, rather than a drawback. (1 Timothy 1:12-16)

Although Paul had a past reputation for persecuting Christians, he allowed his past to be a propelling force for his ministry, rather than a drawback. Click To Tweet

4. Boldness 

For a man of his stature (as most historical accounts confirm that he was really small), Paul was a bold man. In fact, boldness is a trait required by anyone who intends to make an impact. Paul was bold to preach the gospel everywhere he went, despite apparent threats to his life (2 Corinthians 12:24-27). Regardless of the ridicule and torture, He could still affirm that he was not ashamed of the gospel. (Romans 1:16)

For a man of his stature (as most historical accounts confirm that he was really small), Paul was a bold man. In fact, boldness is a trait required by anyone who intends to make an impact. Click To Tweet

The above listed are just a few of the things that can be emulated from Paul’s life. What other traits can you emulate from his life, let us know in the comments section.

You can also read “5 Things to Learn from Jesus“.

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Omobolanle Abiola is a young Christian lady who's currently trying out new things while finding her authentic self (in Christ, of course). She loves to read, draw and engage in interesting conversations (amongst other things).
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