Thursday, October 27, 2016


Scripture Reading: Acts 28:15

We're often gripped with anxious moments as we face new or different situations. It seems it was no different with  Paul. Though he was the great apostle of grace, he evidently  had some anxiety or fear of what he faced in Rome. Rather  than inventing or enhancing fears, our focus is his response of  thankfulness to God for His provision.

Years of trials, travel, and travail led up to this last leg of  the journey to Rome. His life literally hung in the balance of  the whim of Caesar. Yet during his approach to Rome, God  sent brethren, who longed to see him, out to meet him. These  were probably some of those mentioned in Paul's letter to the  Romans. Though we don't know who or how many came to  meet him, Paul was on a first name basis with twenty-four  Roman brethren, and acquainted with many more he  mentioned in general terms in the closing of That letter. Two  that stand out in the list would be Aquila and Priscilla. These  two, of kindred spirit with Paul, had previously risked their  lives for him (Romans 16:4). What would hold them back at  a time like this? Thus, we find Paul thanked God at the very  sight of the brethren that met him on the road that day; and  he received courage. The word courage in the New Testament  is used as a noun only here; but as a verb, it is used eight other  times. For instance, God gave Paul courage in Acts 23:11 when  He assured Paul that he would be going to Rome. This  meeting brought him courage.

Just as Paul thanked God for his meeting with brethren,  others may be thankful for meeting with you. God can use  what we may consider insignificant for His glory. 

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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
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Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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