1 Corinthians 2:4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Saul was an educated man. We know that he was well versed in the Jewish law, so we can assume he had some formal training in such things.
Paul was a humble man. A man who was changed by the Spirit while on the way to do evil. And he told that story as often as he could. And he lived that story even more.
I am a Court TV, Law and Crime fanatic. I love to watch trials (weird, I know). Watching those educated men argue back and forth, recalling laws and past cases at just the right moment. Asking all the right questions, while irritating the witness to trip them up in their own story to convince a jury or judge that their side is right.
I believe Paul was intelligent enough to argue “his case”, and convince many that he was “right”! But how many more were “convicted” but Paul’s actions? By giving the true judge and jury, the only one that really matters, all of the glory through his works, and not his “arguments”, he was far more convincing to far more people.
Lord, Let my actions speak so much louder than my words today! Let others know You by what they see in me. Not because of anything I do, have done, or would ever be able to do, but because of who You are. In Jesus name..