We are all molded by the events of the past, whether teaching, experience, or influence. Each of these take on both a positive and negative trait.
Paul’s family heritage, academic credentials, knowledge of scripture, and zealous attack against the church left a mark he did not forget from his past.
However, he did not allow the past to dictate the direction of his future. Paul had a new spiritual focus.
Leaders must learn from the past in order to prevent repeating areas that hinder our Christian influence.
The challenges of yesterday are past. We need to redirect our attention toward a spiritual future.