Paul continues his journey to Jerusalem. Follow the route of the voyage on a map. Note, especially, the moving scene in verse 5, and the part that hospitality played (verses 4, 7, 8, 16). What insights does this give us about the influence of a Christian home on visitors and children?
How are we to understand these warnings of the Spirit?
To Paul’s friends they seemed to say ‘Do not go up to Jerusalem’. But Paul himself did not so interpret them.
Is the explanation that the Spirit gave clear warning of peril and suffering, and Paul regarded it in another and deeper way? Cf. 20:23, 24; Matt. 16:21-23.
What would your reaction have been in the same situation?