The Greatest Mentor
And they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord.—Acts 9:26-27
Everyone needs a mentor. A voice of support and encouragement. Barnabas, whose name means the Son of Encouragement, was this advocate for Saul. When other Christian's rejected Saul's conversion to the faith because of past sins, Barnabas stood on his behalf. Risking his reputation, Barnabas stood with Saul. Barnabas told Saul's story of conversion. Barnabas gave witness to the evidence of his newfound faith. We all need others like this in our life. Men who will link arms with us, stand behind us, and give witness about God's work in our life. The short amount of time that Barnabas invested with Saul led to the most significant expansion of the gospel in the first century. It was one mentor for a short time. Do you have a mentor who will stand with you?
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