Monday, May 24
There's A Cost
Acts 21:1-26 And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara...
think about it.
Paul knew what awaited him in Jerusalem but he still went; what were his reasons? How well do you think you obey when you know it will be difficult?
Paul is cautioned two times not to go to Jerusalem and even warned specifically that he would be bound and delivered into the hands of the Gentiles. But Paul is not deterred. In fact, his response is pretty incredible. "For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." (verse 13).
It most likely won't be a death threat, but we need to recognize that following Jesus comes with a cost, and that's always tough. So how do we prepare for this? What will it take for us to confidently forge ahead for Christ regardless of the cost? Tami W.
P.S. Check out "Postcards from Paul" starting today on Back to the Bible.
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