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New Testament – Wow… tough week for Paul in today’s readings. Scary how the readings end today – with the mob chanting “Kill Him! Kill Him!” Does this remind you of anyone else? Perhaps Paul’s Savior?
You might be asking why did Paul agree to take part in the Jewish purification ceremony in today’s readings? I think you’ll find the answer to this question in Paul’s own words from his first letter to the Corinthians, verses 19 through 23 – “Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.” How about you in your life today? Do you make yourself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible? Do you become all things to all people so that by all possible means you might save some? Below is an image of the Apostle Paul, by Rembrandt, from 1657:
Bible.org's commentary on today's Acts readings titled "The Giving and Taking of Advice" is at this link.
Worship Video: Today's readings reminded me of Laura Story's song "One Life to Lose:"
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