Today, please read Acts 27. Yep – just the one! 🙂 What’s your highlight today? Now Paul is traveling to Rome. Remember, he wrote his letter to Rome in advance of his trip there (that’s why we read Romans already). What’s your highlight today?
“Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over” Acts 27:9 NKJV
“But after long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them” Acts 27:21 NKJV
Again, we see the practice of fasting. Out of the fast, the Lord spoke an encouraging word. There will be disaster (consequence of their disobedience, not a reaction on the Lord’s part), but there is also a promise: there will be no loss of life (27:21-22).
“And as day was about to dawn, Paul implored them all to take food, saying, ‘Today is the fourteenth day you have waited and continued without food, and eaten nothing. Therefore I urge you to take nourishment, for this is for your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you.’ And when he had said these things, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all; and when he had broken it he began to eat.” Acts 27:33-34 NKJV
Another reference to fasting. When I see the word “since”, it makes me think of an action/consequence: since one thing happened, now another thing can happen. Since they had heard their word from the Lord, now the fast could end. Stay faithful and hang on until you receive your word from the Lord!