The Acts Project – Chapter 21

Acts 21

As we continue to read on, we know that Paul and many others continued their trip to Jerusalem. I found it interesting that on more than one occasion, men filled with the holy spirit told Paul not to continue his trip to Jerusalem. Once in verse 4 and in verses 10&11. I enjoyed reading this chapter because of one thing…obedience. Everyone who was filled with the holy spirit was obedient. Paul knew what would happen to him and still he replied “I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Yeah….that’s some pretty awesome stuff. Not being persuaded, Paul still went to Jerusalem and reported the good news in detail what God had done through his ministry. Later that week, the inevitable had come. Paul was seized and beaten by the people of Jerusalem until Roman guards carried him away. Paul, still having courage and strength asked the commander if he could address the crowd. Just knowing that Paul considered his life worth nothing, if only he may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to him makes me have a serious gut check. It’s hard to think the way Paul thought. For the most part, western society has embrace Christianity. I guess the beauty of it is, regardless of when, what, where we live in time, one thing always stands out…obedience. When we are obedient, things begin to change. More of God comes in and more of ourselves goes away.



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