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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Today’s scripture reading:
Most of Paul’s three-month stay in Achaia was probably spent in Corinth. He believed that he had accomplished what God wanted him to do there, and he was looking forward to taking the Good News to new lands west of Rome. When Paul eventually went to Rome, however, it was as a prisoner. Tradition says that Paul was released for a time and that he used this opportunity to go to Spain to preach the Good News. (NLT
Romans 15:20-28 – My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else. I have been following the plan spoken of in the Scriptures, where it says, “Those who have never been told about him will see, and those who have never heard of him will understand.”
In fact, my visit to you has been delayed so long because I have been preaching in these places. But now I have finished my work in these regions, and after all these long years of waiting, I am eager to visit you. I am planning to go to Spain, and when I do, I will stop off in Rome. And after I have enjoyed your fellowship for a little while, you can send me on my way again.
But before I come, I must go down to Jerusalem to take a gift to the Christians there. For you see, the believers in Greece have eagerly taken up an offering for the Christians in Jerusalem, who are going through such hard times. They were very glad to do this because they feel they owe a real debt to them. Since the Gentiles received the wonderful spiritual blessings of the Good News from the Jewish Christians, they feel the least they can do in return is help them financially. As soon as I have delivered this money and completed this good deed of theirs, I will come to see you on my way to Spain.
And now may God, who gives us his peace, be with you all. Amen. –Romans 15:33 (NLT)
I wanted to share George Nye’s (Oregon) prayer that was published in The Upper Room on October 5, 2015:
Prayer: Guardian of our lives, in the midst of frustration, help us to believe that you have greater plans for us than we even know to dream. Amen.
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