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Acts 16:16-17 One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.”
Paul’s owner—the Most High God—disrupts the greedy masters’ money-making scheme. Paul’s owner opens the doors of the cell and stays the hand of the guard before he can kill himself. Being bathed in grace and mercy, held captive by love and surrendering to the Lover of Souls is not slavery at all but rather the best kind of freedom we could ask for or imagine.
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Good Book Club Reading: Acts 16:16-40