June 10, 2013

Acts 20:13-24

Why was Paul so determined to get back to Jerusalem? The Holy Spirit had revealed to Paul that he would suffer upon his return, yet he still pressed on. The answer surrounded an offering Paul had collected to bring back to Israel to support those who had endured a severe famine. Yet there was much more in Paul’s mind than just the bringing of a relief offering. He saw this offering, collected mainly from Gentile believers, as a way to bring unity between Jewish and Gentile Christians.