Often we can take the Scriptures and use them to confirm or prove our particular point of view. That is, we start with an idea and then look for verses that will back it up. For example we might say that it is ok to drink alcohol because there are no Scriptures forbidding the drinking of alcohol, but we forget that we are not to stumble our brothers and sisters with our actions (1Cor 10:24, 32). We forget that we are to be filled with the Holy Spirit, not the Jack Daniels spirit (Eph 5:18). We forget that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and that drinking alcohol can lead to immorality and the Scriptures say a lot about that – no drunkard will inherit the kingdom of God (1Cor 6:10).
Tradition has it that he was quite short – I’m not sure exactly how short but perhaps 5ft, 5ft 6in? Apparently he was thin on top, a bit bald with a hooked nose. His face could be likened to an angel at times. He was not that impressive. People were saying of him ‘…his letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.’ (2Cor10:10)