Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day one)
“And now, behold, bound by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me. . .that bonds and afflictions await me.”–v 22-23.
It was not going to be easy. Paul’s next assignment. The past years had often been hard, painful, taxing. The next chapter looked like more of the same.
Inspiring, isn’t it! These men. Bond slaves of Christ. Willing to suffer, to face any hardship so long as they knew He was with them. Tradition says that Paul was eventually beheaded. Peter was crucified upside down.
A sign of spiritual integrity and maturity. Obedience to Christ is the goal. It is never measured against personal peace or comfort. Dangers are faced. Fears denied. Friends left behind. All for love of Christ.
The world is better because they were willing. What is His next assignment/duty for you?