Knowing the Truth
Paul and company survive the ship wreck and find themselves on the Island of Malta. The people there welcome this stranded bunch and treat them with kindness. But when Paul is bitten by a poisonous snake, their thinking about him changes. They immediately jump to the conclusion that he is a murderer getting his "punishment." Then, when Paul doesn't even get sick from the bite, they do a 180 and believe he is a god.
The way the people of Malta responded got me thinking about living and functioning without the benefit of God's Truth. Bottom line, without God, our thinking, particularly concerning spiritual matters, is skewed.
So how has your relationship with God caused a change in your thinking? What does this passage show you about the need to tell others about God and His Truth? Tami W.
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