Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day four)
V. 22 – “And now, behold, bound by the Spirit…”
Paul was urged…constrained…compelled…pressed…to be obedient to the Spirit of God. It seems that the more you are committed to obey God, the more certain God will be in giving you guidance. A life lived in submission and obedience to God is rewarded by God’s active work in your live to do His will. An occasional burst of consecration will not suffice. George Muller’s life was an example of this principle. Muller’s life of complete dependence upon God resulted in God’s rich provision for his ministry with children. In our passage, Paul was bound…in other words, he had no choice but to obey!
How about your life? Are you so committed to obey God that He moves and works actively in your life? A quote attributed to Dwight L. Moody says, “The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to Him.” Will you be that man or woman?