“He Is a Chosen Vessel unto Me”
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
President Thomas S. Monson said:
“When the Savior was to choose a missionary of zeal and power, He found him not among His advocates but amidst His adversaries. The experience of Damascus’s way changed Saul. Of him the Lord declared, ‘He is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel’ [Acts 9:15].
“Saul the persecutor became Paul the proselyter. Paul made his choice.”
(“Choose You This Day,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2004, 69.)