Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day four)
When we face difficult situations, often our first response is to pray and ask God to deliver us from the hardship. When things are going really great, we often ask God to sustain the good times. Both of these responses are completely opposite to what we see here in Scripture. The early Church was facing very intense persecution which began to scatter the believers to the four winds. What appeared to be bad though, provided for the Gospel to spread across the whole known world. With the multitudes that were responding to Phillip’s preaching, most preachers would set up their tent and build their numbers and prestige. Phillip was set on obedience to God though. Instead of staying with the comfortable, he departed for the desert roads to find his divine appointment.
Whatever our situation…good or bad…we must make sure our response is according to God’s plan and Word. Phillip chose obedience regardless of his circumstances. Shouldn’t we?