You and Me: Are we so certain of our calling and purpose? Even if knowing that persecution is ahead will not divert us from pursuing that purpose? Paul would not be persuaded away from the clear call and purpose of his life. Neither must we!
After Agabus and the other brethren realized that Paul was set on going to Jerusalem, they said, "Let the will of the Lord be done" (21:14). This must be the attitude of the church. If we cannot go ourselves, we must stand behind those whom God is sending out into the fields of those who have never heard the good news of Jesus Christ.