Paul and the crew shipwrecked on an island called Malta. The native people showed them great kindness. After Paul healed the island chief's father, they brought all the sick to be cured. 3 months later after winter, they set sail, resuming their travels.
Eventually, they reached Rome, and Paul was allowed to stay by himself with the soldier who guarded him. Paul gathered the local leaders of the Jews, explained his situation, and testified to them about the kingdom of God. Some believed while others didn't.
You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive. For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed. – Acts 28:26-27
Paul says this to the unbelieving Jews. I wonder what it was like for the Jews at the time. Dare I say that if I heard from Paul, I might not even believe.
Paul Used His Privelege To Glorify God
Paul lived in Rome for 2 years on his own expense. That means he was definitely not lacking in privilege. Paul could have lived a very comfortable life without suffering for believing in Jesus. But he does so anyway.
It's not bad to be priveleged, but it is bad to be entitled. We don't deserve anything, but we shouldn't feel bad for what we have because it's been given to us. Let us use what we have to the fullest extent and glorify God.
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