Acts 22:15-16 – for you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard. And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.
Paul is giving his testimony before the Jewish people when he was arrested in the temple. In verses 15-16, Paul relays what Ananias told him that Jesus had said about Paul. Paul will be a witness to all that he had seen and heard from Jesus on the road to Damascus. His response is to tell everyone about Jesus and be baptized into the Christian faith by calling on the name of Jesus for forgiveness of sins.
Pauls calling relayed to him by Ananias is the same calling Jesus has given me in the Great Commission. I am to believe, take action without delay, be baptized and begin to share the gospel with everyone. I am commissioned to be an Ambassador for the Kingdom of God while here on earth. Everyone’s greatest need is the gospel of Jesus Christ no matter where they are from and whatever burden they are carrying. I need to disciple all, teach them to obey Christ beginning with the two greatest commandments to love God and love all neighbors as self. This includes neighbors who have different worldviews and don’t know Jesus.
Thank you for the truth in your word and your steadfast love. Let the Spirit give me boldness and focus like Paul to share your gospel in love and disciple others to extend your glory.