Ready & Willing
Acts 21:1 And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara...
think about it.
Why were the believers at Tyre and Caesarea so concerned about Paul (21:1-12)? How did Paul respond (21:13-14)? What response did the leaders in Jerusalem give to Paul's report (21:17-26)? Agabus' prophecy came true (21:27-36); what does it tell you about Paul's commitment? What helps you trust the will of God when you're faced with decisions or potential opposition?
As usual, Paul's on the go in Acts 21:1-36. I got tired just reading through all the places he traveled to share the gospel message. When Paul reaches Caesarea, a prophet named Agabus tells Paul and company that he will be bound and delivered over to the Gentiles. The people with Paul are alarmed and they try to persuade him not to go to Jerusalem. But Paul would have none of it. "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus" (vs. 13).
So what are you willing to do "for the name of the Lord Jesus" today? Tami W.
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