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Today's Devotion

From the Book of Acts:

Jewish opposition: Paul's sermon from Mars' Hill; Paul at Corinth; uproar of the silversmiths at Ephesus.

After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; And found a certain Jew named Aquila . . . . with his wife Priscilla . . . . And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers (Acts 18:1-3).

Aquila and Priscilla faced unjust humiliation when they were forced from Rome because of their Jewish nationality. They relocated their business in Corinth, where they became dedicated to Christ through the ministry of Paul. It is strange at times how the Lord directs our ways to get us to the place He needs us to be so we can be of greatest service to Him. Aquila and Priscilla were in Rome, but God needed them to meet Paul and through Him come into God's family and service. For this to happen, they had to move. God will direct our steps. This does not always happen the same way for any two people. The way Jesus followed God was not always easy, but it got Him to where He was destined to be. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps (I Pet. 2:21). - Continue...

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