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Acts 28

Acts 28

“And some were convinced by what he said, but others disbelieved. And disagreeing among themselves, they departed after Paul had made one statement: “The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet: ‘Go to this people, and say, You will indeed hear but never understand,  and you will indeed see but never perceive. For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’ Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.” Acts 28:24-28

From the very beginning where Paul’s bowed his knee to the glorified Christ along the Damascus road, he has been a faithful servant. Paul would ask the Lord “what will you have me to do?” He was willing to safeguard the Gospel, preaching it wherever he roamed.

In today’s verse, it reflects Paul’s time on earth is almost at the end. Now he declares his final proclamation found in Isaiah. It is a disturbing reality; the Jews closed their hearts to Jehovah God and now the blessing of the Gospel proceeded to the Gentiles. Although this was a stunning reality, Paul was determined to follow through and complete his mission faithfully. Faithful to the Hebrew people, faithful to the Gentile nation, and faithful to God. Paul would see his mission through until the end. For “he has fought the good fight, he has finished the course, he has kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Are you ready to begin your mission? It won’t be easy. In fact, it’ll be one of the most difficult tasks of your life. However, it’ll be well worth it. The blessings are enumerable and the acknowledgement is forever. Go soldier, go in the Grace of God, and finish well; for our Commander is worthy!

RPF