From one trouble to another

Paul left a riot that was against him in Ephesus and traveled to Macedonia, then to Greece, but trouble awaited him in Greece, “Now when he had gone over that region and encouraged them with many words, he came to Greece and stayed three months. And when the Jews plotted against him as he was about to sail to Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia” (Acts 20:2-3).

Do not read over that hurriedly. Picture yourself as Paul, arriving in Greece to preach and to teach. Then you learn of a plot against your life. How would you feel?

If you read over the Bible quickly and do not picture things in your mind, you will miss many suspenseful moments. You need to experience those moments in the Bible to appreciate the sacrifices that others made for us that we might have the gospel.

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