(1-16) Paul Goes to Jerusalem
Paul felt that God wanted him to go to Jerusalem. Despite being warned that imprisonment awaited him, Paul would not be persuaded to turn back from the course that he was on. Even warnings from the Holy Spirit could not stop him. According to David Guzik’s Commentary on the Bible, “Paul’s insistence on going to Jerusalem despite the dangers predicted by the Holy Spirit was not a result of rebellion, but an obedient response to the command of the Holy Spirit in his heart…The warnings from the Holy Spirit were intended to prepare Paul, not to stop him.” He was ready not only to go to prison for the name of Jesus, but he was also ready to die for the name of Jesus.
Favorite verse: (13) Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”