RE Verse reading–Acts 16:25-34, Acts 17:1-34 (day four) I was drawn to the words in Acts 17, “According to Paul’s custom” (verse 2).  In the midst of all the tension, excitement, and opportunities, Paul was still focused enough to keep regular rhythms and priorities.   Luke writes that Paul’s friends and ministry partners knew where He would be on the Sabbath.  He would carve out time to be in the synagogue preaching/teaching/reasoning.  That ministry mattered to Paul and he must have sensed a real burden to remain faithful to that activity.  How about us?  What are the “non-negotiables” of our time and faith?  Meeting regularly with other believers?  Spending time in the Scripture each day?  Sharing our faith?  Having a home that places faith as the top priority?  Praying with and for our children and grandchildren?  Do the predictable patterns of our lives point to the power and promise of the Gospel?  Do our regular activities signal a growing relationship with The Living God?  According to (insert your name here)’s custom …

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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