Acts 20:22-24 NIV
“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. [23] I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. [24] However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Like Jesus himself, Paul knows a journey to Jerusalem and ultimately possibly death awaits him, and yet he goes. His commitment to serving his God overrides his personal comfort and wellbeing. What an astonishing example of a disciple imitating their master. What is it that God has called us to? How committed are we?
Help me Father, in the power of your Spirit, to run the race you have set before me today.
Today’s New Testament in a Season readings: Acts 20-22
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