29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
What would have happened if Paul, Silas and the other prisoners had escaped when the earthquake caused the prison doors to be opened?
It’s not explicitly written the reason why they didn’t escape, but we know that their actions led into the jailer’s salvation and his whole household.
To find God’s purpose in difficult situations calls us to have the mind of Christ, to praise Him despite of our circumstances.
What if we start to respond to things in a way that people who don’t know Christ don’t expect so that by all means we are able to share about His salvation?
Paul and Silas not only preached about the Good News but also lived out their lives accordingly. Their living testimony reaffirmed the message they were preaching.
We are called to do the same!
Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1 Timothy 4:16
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Stop and pray for someone who is near to you right now, someone you can see.