12 “有一个人名叫亚拿尼亚的，他是一个虔诚而遵守律法的人，当地所有的犹太人都称赞他。13 他来见我，站在我旁边，对我说：‘扫罗弟兄，你现在可以看见了。’我立刻往上一看，看见了他。14 他又说：‘我们祖先的上帝选派了你，让你明白他的旨意，看见那义者，听见他口中的声音。15 因为你要把所看见所听见的，向万人为他作见证。16 现在你为什么还耽搁呢？起来受洗，求告他的名，洗净你的罪吧。’
12 “A man named Ananias came to see me. He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there. 13 He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very moment I was able to see him. 14 “Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. 15 You will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard. 16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’
Ananias reminds us of God’s plan, by which Paul was appointed and ordained. Surely it is more valuable to know the will of God than for us to attain it by our own efforts. What Ananias said of Paul should be applied to everyone, that the treasure of faith is not set before everyone indiscriminately but is offered only to the elect.