Scripture--Acts 19-Acts 21
Observation—As I was reading, in a Starbucks, with people wanting to talk to me on all sides of me, I got to the middle of Chapter 21 and said to myself, “Wow, this is the first time I’ve had NOTHING hit me.” Then I looked backed down and read it: 21:13 “Paul replied, ‘Why aer you doing this? Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I’m ready not only to be arrested but even to die in
for the sake of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.’ Jerusalem
Application—Some days I wonder if I sacrifice too much for God. Then I read this verse, and realize I’ve sacrificed nothing. I’ve given nothing. What do you hold more precious than Christ? What to you is better than Jesus? Is it your life? Your children? Your health? Your beauty? Your car or house? Your job? Your power? Your family? What are you not willing to risk for Christ’s name? I pray today that we all get ready to give of all we have, all we are, all we hold, in the name of Christ, who freely gave his life for us.
Prayer—Lord, I surrender all. Everything. Take it, it is yours. Your will be done. Amen.