Artists throughout history have portrayed the apostle Paul as a dynamic, handsome, decisive-looking man. While his appearance is unknown, I think it would surprise us if we met him. In 2 Cor. 11:23-30 he described the abuse he suffered, violence that had left scars, and the stresses he lived with. He would not look imposing, but his humility would impress us the most.
It is a paradox that a man so fruitful in the faith, so well-known, so accomplished through his writing, and so feared by his opponents should also possess a remarkable lowliness of spirit within himself. Continue reading