Updated: Jun 22
A good cup of coffee is finished, with every sip, gulp or drink until you see the bottom of the cup. You can get a refill or be satisfied with what you already had. Paul needed more ink to finish the writings of his testimony, instructions, and warnings. How much effort is needed to bring knowledge to already educated people and uneducated people of his time? The writings of Paul prove to be written with enthusiasm, concern and compassion along with leadership, tact, and boldness towards the believers and unbelievers.
The life Paul led was one that protected God’s people. His intentions were correct according to his upbringing but the actions were wrong. Jesus spoke to Paul and changed his life and from that time on Paul would never be the same. With the background of his religion and the protection of it was changed to becoming a Christian and protecting Christianity.
He went through many trials when he became a Christian. When he had time to talk, he would speak. Every opportunity there were people, Paul would minister. The people knew he stood for the Gospel. Nothing stopped his ministry. Even in prison, Paul was writing about his changed life. He used every opportunity to get the Word of Truth out. Even unto death. In his letters, you can hear his urgency and compassion still reaching us today.
Just like finishing the last drop of good coffee, talking with a good friend, Paul's life was like finishing the last drop of coffee, writing to scholars and lay people alike. I could imagine him writing in prison asking for more ink and paper, until he needed a refill of ink, because every word he wrote was good to the last drop.