Saturday, July 23, 2016

God's Hand and God's Plan

July 23

Daily Bible Reading: Acts 23:12 – 35

Verse of the Day: Acts 23:14 – “And they came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.”

I dare say that I have not been so much of a threat to the kingdom of darkness as Paul was. More than 40 Jews bound themselves under an oath to kill Paul. They came to the religious leaders and shared their plans. They requested them to get the Roman commander to bring Paul to them for a hearing.

Paul’s nephew heard of these plans and brought them to Paul. Paul had the boy taken to the Commander, who then took the threat so seriously that he used almost half of the garrison under him to transport Paul out of the city at night.

As we think on this account, we can see that God’s Hand was set to deliver Paul to Rome. Nothing or no one would hinder His plan.

Prayer: Father, may I place myself totally in Your Hand for Your Plan. Use me. Amen.

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