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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 6, 2020

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TUESDAY, October 6                  William Tyndale

Acts 23:13-14 There were more than forty who joined in this conspiracy. They went to the chief priests and elders and said, “We have strictly bound ourselves by an oath to taste no food until we have killed Paul.”

Paul has been causing all kinds of trouble in Jerusalem and the Roman tribune has had enough, so he sends Paul to Felix, the governor. In responding to this rumor of forty Jews lying in ambush to assassinate Paul, the tribune puts together a force more than ten times that size to protect his prisoner.

William Tyndale, whom we remember today, was also difficult for the powerful people of his day to manage. His English translation of the New Testament was smuggled into England and Scotland and promptly condemned as heretical. Tyndale persisted and was eventually condemned to death. Like Paul, Tyndale preached the gospel of Jesus, in the language of his people, to the end of his days.

MOVING FORWARD: Do some research on Paul and William Tyndale. In what other ways are they kindred spirits?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Ndokwa (Nigeria) and Akobo (South Sudan)

Ps [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127] | Micah 1:1-9 Acts 23:12-24 | Luke 7:1-17

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