Friday, December 20, 2019

Nehemiah 7:1-73; Zechariah 2:1-3:10; Revelation 12:1-17

Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. Acts 28:31

This closing verse of Acts summarizes the faithfulness of Paul. There is no mention of him being under Roman arrest or that he would eventually be executed. Until he finished his course, he was resolved and enabled to further the gospel of Christ. On the day Luke concluded this book, the final ending was already known to God. For every believer who sets their face as a flint to fulfill God’s will, there will always be a most blessed “happily ever after” ending to our story. —Rick Morse

In Him I stand unfearing, in everlasting bliss;
Christ is my boast and glory, all wrath for me is o’er. —Paul Gerhardt