Simplicity and Steadfastness
Today’s reading: Acts 25:1-27:26
My selection: Acts 26:16-18
But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles— to whom I am sending you 18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
My reflections: Jesus had given a clear commission to Paul. Paul knew exactly what it was and he kept it in front of him over the years. He was not intimidated by opposition and persecution. He was not distracted by other attractive goals or activities. One thing he did.
My challenge: Do you know what God has called you to do? Are you seeking daily to fulfill His purpose for you? Do not lose heart. Do not become distracted. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. Glorify God and enjoy Him today. Keep it simple.
Tomorrow’s reading: Acts 27:27-Romans 1:32