March 18, Reading 3 – Acts 21:1-16


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SAA Notes

What do you find impressive or notable in Paul’s declaration in verse 13? Notice that Paul’s faith is tried but comes out as gold. The Holy Spirit does not hide from Paul what will happen to him in Jerusalem. Love and fear motivate the disciples’ opposition. Let us too trust God in His providence.

SJA Notes

* God Above, thank You for Your word to us today. Please teach us how to live.

“Let the will of the Lord be done.”

Is this how we think? Does this way, this mode of thinking, pervade the deepest places of our hearts? Do we make decisions with this trust weaving through them?

We see in today’s passage the courage Paul displays.

We see the active hard-won trust of his companions, the brothers and sisters who wrestled with the idea that this beloved servant of Jesus would die if he went up to Jerusalem.

“Let the will of the Lord be done.”

This is to be etched on our hearts in permanent marker. This road can have good steps, and sometimes we slog as through the muck and mire, slow footfalls.

But it is God’s will that is sovereign. His will we submit under. His will that we go about each day.

May this way of thinking be true in our lives today and onwards – Let the will of the Lord be done!

*  Gracious Father,

Please help us to submit under Your will for us and those around us.

Please help us to go about Your will for us, each of us working through what You have in store for us.

Please increase our faith. Help us to step forward each day in active trust.


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