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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 4, 2015

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TUESDAY, August 4

Acts 18:26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the Way of God to him more accurately.

In today’s reading from Acts, we cover a lot of ground. We hear about Paul living and working with Priscilla and Aquila. Toward the end of the reading, Priscilla and Aquila become hosts to a man named Apollos. We learn that Apollos is a gifted person who knows the scriptures well and enthusiastically talks and teaches about Jesus. Priscilla and Aquila are able to offer him encouragement and clarity about the good news he’s preaching. They hear him and see some things that Apollos may be missing. They take him aside and explain “the Way of God to him more accurately.”

I wonder what would have happened if Apollos had not been open and humble enough to learn from Priscilla and Aquila.

We can learn so much from these situations—and draw so much encouragement from these stories—if we’re willing to ask the hard questions. Who or what is God trying to say to me? Am I listening? Am I willing and ready to learn?

PRAY for the Diocese of Rift Valley (Tanzania)

Ps 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 2 Samuel 7:18-29; Acts 18:12-28; Mark 8:22-33



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