Daily Bible Reading: Acts 21:1 – 14
Verse of the Day: Acts 21:1 – “And when it came to pass that we were parted from them and had set sail, we came with a straight course unto Cos, and the next day unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:”
“That we parted from them” in the Greek can also be rendered, “after tearing ourselves away from them.” We see over and over again the heart of Paul for those that he ministered to. His love and concern for them ran deep, and is visible in his interactions.
It must have been hard and difficult for Paul. He over and over again would develop friends and family among those he ministered to, only to leave them to follow God’s leading to proclaim the Gospel. We can be thankful that God allows us to remain where we are to do the same. The question is, “Are we doing it?”
Prayer: Holy God, we are often trying to find out Your Will for our lives while we are living in the center of it. Father, we thank You that You will use us where we are, and move us when You need to. May I spend my days serving where You have placed me. Amen.