KEY SCRIPTURE: ACTS 20:11. Then they all went back upstairs, shared in the Lord’s Supper, and ate together. Paul continued talking to them until dawn, and then he left.
In our key scripture apostle Paul shared with the brethren and continued till dawn. This event has a number of issues to teach us. The first lesson to consider is the diligence of Apostle Paul who stood on his feet to share the gospel for almost eighteen hours and over? I believe he was sustained by the Holy Spirit powers. I also believe he was a man who did not over indulge himself so he had a lot of energy within him. From the previous stories we read about apostle, we saw he was a very active man who had a lot movement during the many journeys he made. I believe all these things impacted on him to be strong.
Secondly the brethren were also ready to stay up even till the next morning. They were simply amazing.
These people really wanted more from the Lord. The bible did not say any left the meeting or some of them demanded the early closure to the meeting. There are some people who easily get agitated when the meeting travels a few hours or a few moments after the scheduled time. Someone would say these people had nothing important to do and so they stayed. Dear brother, what is as important as receiving the word of God.
In Luke 10:38,41, the Lord visited Martha and Mary but Martha. was involved with cooking and other household chores. She got desperate and complained to Jesus as follows, ´ Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she helps me. The Lord also answered her as follows” Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things, only one thing is necessary, and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her”. The Lord said one thing is needful and Mary has chosen that good part. What was it? Mary had chosen to attend to the word of God. The Lord calls it the good part and no one shall take it from her. Please may we learn some wisdom from the master. Giving attention to the word of God is the only good thing and it shall never be taken away from you. Every other achievement we obtain as humans outside the word of God would be left here in this physical world. Those who receive God’s word into their spirit shall have it with them into the next world.
I do not get myself occupied with other things, I seek first the kingdom of God and it’s righteous and so all other things are added unto me.
Matthew 6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
2nd Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.