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Whether you are an officer who is new to the faith, a seasoned believer, or unsure of where you are spiritually, it is our desire
that these quick and simple truths from God's Word will encourage you in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
(A devotional is posted 2 days a week. Circumstances, such as traveling may occasionally delay new postings).
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE:
And the angel of the Lord spake unto
Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward
the south unto the way that goeth
down from Jerusalem unto Gaza,
which is desert. And he arose and
went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia,
an eunuch of great authority under
Candace queen of the Ethiopians,
who had the charge of all her
treasure, and had come to Jerusalem
for to worship.
Acts 8:26-27
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Concerning being obedient, there are times when the Lord's direction makes no sense in the eyes of
man, but even in those times, obedience is still the right answer. If you read from the beginning of this
chapter you will see that because of persecution many Christians were forced to flee to Samaria. Phillip
was among those who fled and he has now began a preaching ministry in Samaria and is seeing
tremendous results. People are turning to Christ in great numbers and miracles are taking place also.

As Phillip is busy in God's work, God all of a sudden redirects him and sends him away from  Samaria to
a desert road. Phillip's initial reaction is not recorded, but being human, I'm sure he must have
questioned if he had heard God correctly. Phillip was limited to what man can see, and to us it would not
make sense to leave such a great work that was in progress.  However, notice his response, the Bible
says he "arose and went". As he went in the way God led him he discovers the reason for it, which was
to share the gospel with one person. This person happened to be a high ranking government official who
trusted Christ as his Savior and then was instrumental in the rest of his country hearing the gospel.

There are two important lessons we can learn from this account, first is the value to God of one person.
He called Phillip away from a thriving work because there was one person who was seeking for answers
and needed to be shown the way. God loves us individually, and He will go to great lengths for the one
who is ready for truth and is ready to turn to Him. Next, because of Phillip's willingness to be obedient,
the gospel spread even further with untold numbers in Ethiopia converting to Christianity. As we seek to
be obedient to our Lord, let's be careful to not make decisions based solely on what we can see,
because He may require of us a step of faith that makes no sense to us.