27 In those days some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them was named Agabus. He stood up and spoke through the Spirit. He said there would not be nearly enough food anywhere in the Roman world. This happened while Claudius was the emperor. 29 The believers decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. All of them helped as much as they could. 30 They sent their gift to the elders through Barnabas and Saul.
What a great story. I am always amazed about people who “do something” after they hear the message from
I like verse 29 which says, “The believers decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters …” This action was not pushed/
requested by Paul or Barnabas, but started by the believers themselves. The believers’ lives were reflecting Jesus’ teaching.
The Bible says: Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says (James 1:22)
Also, the believers provided the help according to their own ability, not to compare with each other.
Dear Lord, help me to be an action-man of God’s word, not a sitting-man.
Written by Allen Leu