SERIES: When God Turns Bad Luck into Big Breaks
Acts 28:1-6 KJV
1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.
2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
Acts 27:21-25, 31-36 NLT
21 No one had eaten for a long time. Finally, Paul called the crew together and said, “Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Crete. You would have avoided all this damage and loss.
22 But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down.
23 For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me,
24 and he said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.’
25 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said.
31 But Paul said to the commanding officer and the soldiers, “You will all die unless the sailors stay aboard.”
32 So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and let it drift away.
33 Just as day was dawning, Paul urged everyone to eat. “You have been so worried that you haven’t touched food for two weeks,” he said.
34 “Please eat something now for your own good. For not a hair of your heads will perish.”
35 Then he took some bread, gave thanks to God before them all, and broke off a piece and ate it.
36 Then everyone was encouraged and began to eat—
1 Corinthians 13:4 GNV
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud;
Kindness is being SENSITIVE, SYMPATHETIC, SUPPORTIVE.
Anytime you do for others what they are capable of doing for themselves, you DISEMPOWER them.
The offense that becomes your OBSESSION destroys your FUTURE.