SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR NOVEMBER 11, 2022 (GOD WORD IS TRUE)
TOPIC : GOD WORD IS TRUE
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, grant me understanding and illumination as I ponder on your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Acts 23:23‐35
Question(s) for Reflection• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?• What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?• Is there any other Biblical passage that can help me understand this passage better?
In Acts 23:11, the Lord had made it known to Paul that he would also testify in Rome. God’s promises are yes and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20). We need to hold on to His promises in the Scriptures because He will never fail us. Paul never thought that the plot on his life could lead to the commander arranging for his trip to Rome. The Roman Commander was quick in sending Paul to Governor Felix in Caesarea.
Thank God he acted promptly from the tip he had received. God was however working in the background to fulfil His purpose in Paul’s life. Our God is sovereign! We should never think that He will always act in a particular way. Who would have thought that God was going to get Paul to Rome in such an executive style? Consider those who took the severe oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul (vs.12‐13).
It would be interesting to know if they did keep their vows. Who dares fight God? The way the civil authority here ensured protection and care for Paul is a challenge to our secular and religious authorities as well as our security personnel.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Closing Prayer• Sovereign Lord, may I trust my future into Your hands, knowing You are working out Your purpose in my life.