Scripture: Acts 18: 6 “And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, ‘Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will got to the Gentiles.’”
Observations: Leviticus covered the unexciting topic about bodily discharges. Always seemed like a strange thing to write about… Leviticus 16 was all about the Day of atonement. That is where we get the concept of the scapegoat. Chapter 17 warns about not eating blood. I’ve often wondered about that. Does it mean I should NOT eat meat rare? In Acts, Paul continued his travels. We found that he was a tentmaker by trade.
Application: It is sad when someone rejects God’s message, but if we have been faithful to deliver it, in the right Spirit, by the direction of Holy Spirit, we can’t take the rejection personally. There are times when we have to walk away and leave people to their own decisions. That doesn’t mean we should stop praying for them though. Some plant seeds, some water and some reap the harvest. Be who God wants you to be.
Prayer: Lord God, we ask you for a great big vision. We want an opportunity to live and lead for you. We look to you for direction and open doors. Please prepare the way for the soil to be prepped for the seeds to be planted, for the living water to nourish and for your angels to harvest. We love you and want to share your love with others. Amen.
Tomorrow’s Scripture: Leviticus 18-19; Psalm 13; Acts 19