Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Romans 1:24-25//

Those who don’t repent and continue to have sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman have been given over to their sinful desires, as they worship the human body and idolize pleasure over God. Lord, help me to never exchange You for this lie.

Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus. Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.
Acts 28:23-24//

Some believe, “but others would not.” Unfortunately, there is a consistent theme in the New Testament where some choose not to believe.

Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss.
Acts 27:21//

In the midst of a disastrous and dangerous life-threatening situation, Paul stands up as a prisoner and says, “I told you so.” This underscores the boldness of his personality, but also establishes that his advice is often correct, including his persuasiveness regarding following Christ.

Daily Devo – Blind Devotion

When his accusers got up to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected. Instead, they had some points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive.
Acts 25:18-19//

Even contemporaries of Jesus refused to believe He had risen from the dead. Paul had everything to lose. The truth is easily spotted in the motive of its holder.