Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New Testament Bible Meditation- April 23 - Text & Audio

Acts Chapter 28 verses 1 to 10 

When we had escaped, then they learned that the island was called Malta.
The natives showed us uncommon kindness; for they kindled a fire, and received us all, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
When the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said one to another, "No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped from the sea, yet Justice has not allowed to live."
However he shook off the creature into the fire, and wasn't harmed.
But they expected that he would have swollen or fallen down dead suddenly, but when they watched for a long time and saw nothing bad happen to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us, and courteously entertained us for three days.
It happened that the father of Publius lay sick of fever and dysentery. Paul entered in to him, prayed, and laying his hands on him, healed him.
Then when this was done, the rest also who had diseases in the island came, and were cured.
They also honored us with many honors, and when we sailed, they put on board the things that we needed.

Those were verses 1 to 10 from Acts Chapter 28

Insight- Very unexpectedly, but all according to God's divine plan, Paul arrived on the island of Malta. The chief man of the island, Publius received Paul and his friends and was kind and generous to them. Publius' father lay sick of fever and dysentery and Paul prayed, laying his hands on him, healed him. When this was done, all who had diseases in the island came, and were cured. The people of the island honored Paul and his friends and they stayed there for three months. This was an unexpected ministry for Paul in the midst of a dangerous journey to Rome, yet God was watching over him at all times.

Question- Do you think this part of Paul's life was ordained by God or did it happen by chance? Think about it.

Prayer- Dear Father in Heaven, be with me in all my journey's, go before me when I travel and be my guide and protector at all times. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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