PRAY: God, help me spend my life in such a way that it brings honor to you.
READ: Acts 20:1-38
How we spend our lives reveals how we value the impact of the gospel of Christ on our lives. Those who value Christ will spend their lives in a particular way. Paul reveals this in his farewell words to the Ephesian elders saying, “…I don’t care what happens to me, as long as I finish the work the Lord Jesus gave me to do. And this work is to tell the good news about God’s gift of undeserved grace” (v 24). The Holy Spirit directs him to go to Jerusalem with only one thing being clear to him—he will suffer and be jailed. With persecution imminent, Paul asserts that the true value of his life is tied to how he spends his life in furthering the kingdom of God.