Daily Devotion by Pam Ford Davis

Right Place, Right Time

God’s direction is an awesome thing to behold.

It’s true; God works in mysterious ways.

Thy will be done, Lord.

Judas (not Iscariot) and Silas were sent from Jerusalem to Antioch. They ministered along with Paul and Barnabas.

“Now Judas and Silas, themselves being prophets also, exhorted and strengthened the brethren with many words. And after they had stayed there for a time, they were sent back with greetings from the brethren to the apostles.*However, it seemed good to Silas to remain there (Acts 15:32-33 NKJV).” (*Emphasis mine)

What seemed good was in fact providence. Paul would need him.

“Paul and Barnabas also remained in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also. Then after some days Paul said to Barnabas, ‘Let us now go back and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they are doing.’ Now Barnabas was determined to take with them John called Mark. But Paul insisted that they should not take with them the one who had departed from them in Pamphylia, and had not gone with them to the work. Then the contention became so sharp that they parted from one another. And so Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus; but Paul chose Silas and departed, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches (Acts15:34-41 NKJV).”

Silas was in the right place at the right time.

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