- Paul argues in verses 19, 20 that he is well qualified to take the gospel to the Jews.
Why? Yet God commands him to go to the Gentiles (verse 21).
What practical lessons about Christian service and God’s working can we learn from this?
- With verses 22-29 compare 16:22, 23, 37-39.
Paul mentions his Roman citizenship to prevent scourging; yet at Philippi he had acted otherwise. Compare the circumstances and consider the reasons for Paul’s action.
Are you prepared to forgo your personal rights for the sake of God’s glory?
Cf. 1 Cor. 9:12.