Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23, Day 144 - Acts 21

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Paul's final travels as a free man, yet I guess that's not exactly true. Even in chains, Paul had a freedom in Christ that gave him strength.  Even in this chapter he's prepared to die for his Lord, his words, "The Lord's will be done."

I realize that originally this was one long letter and the chapter and verses were added later, but I don't understand why they broke the chapter where they did in verse 40.
The commander agreed, so Paul stood on the stairs and motioned to the people to be quiet. Soon a deep silence enveloped the crowd, and he addressed them in their own language, Aramaic.

I guess tomorrow we'll find out what he said. 
Blessings all!


  1. "4 We went ashore, found the local believers,[a] and stayed with them a week. These believers prophesied through the Holy Spirit that Paul should not go on to Jerusalem. 5 When we returned to the ship at the end of the week, the entire congregation, including women[b] and children, left the city and came down to the shore with us. There we knelt, prayed, 6 and said our farewells. Then we went aboard, and they returned home."

    This was a very touching image today for me.

  2. Acts 21

    And the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey would have said! How many of you read ahead??

    Stay tuned.

    This is such a great "You Are There" journal, even to the "...we passed it on our left..."

    3 We could see the island of Cyprus as we passed it on our left and sailed to Syria.

    The clarity in which it was written brings us right within the action of the day. So many sea travels and I wonder if sailors aboard became believers of Jesus Christ.