“In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.” (Acts 24:16)
Paul understood that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked and when you understand that there will be a judgment day, you live differently. The resurrection means accountability, and accountability means you think about your behavior more.
How would you live if you thought everything you did would be on camera? What if there was an instant replay for every action and every word you ever said. That’s the power of the resurrection. Live like you are preparing for a second life.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites
Today’s Reading: Acts 24:10-21
Questions to ask:
- How does this show the continuation of Jesus’ work now going on in the church?
- How is the gospel, Paul’s preaching, and/or Paul’s defense received?
- What is the Holy Spirit doing in this text?
- What in our reading shows how Paul handled adversity and difficulty?
This year, #Biblebites are following the life and writings of Paul. If you would like a copy of the reading schedule, you can view it here: https://eastlandchristians.org/news-events/2023-vision