12 Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me,
In order to understand verse 12, one has to keep verse 13 in mind as well as the surrounding circumstances and background. Paul had planned to meet up with Titus at Troas to be apprised of the Corinthian situation and to preach the gospel. But Titus did not show up and in addition to his apprehension about the church in Corinth, Paul was also concerned about Titus’ safety. For all Paul knew Titus might have been carrying with him a portion of the proposed Corinthian collection (2 Cor. 8:6) and fallen prey to bandits. As a result, Paul had no peace of mind and decided to say farewell to Troas and head to Macedonia. The door still remained open for Paul in Troas and on his return (Acts 20:5-11) where God used him mightily in their midst.
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.
Wherever you are, take time to acknowledge God and trust in Him again. Give God your worries. Take a moment to give each thing you are worrying about back to God.