Acts 20:1–6 (ESV)
Paul in Macedonia and Greece
20 After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. 2 When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. 3 There he spent three
months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia. 4 Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of
Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus. 5 These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, 6 but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven
When I read this passage and think about what I’m supposed to say... I’m at a loss. I chalk this up to entries into Paul’s travel log. Nothing exciting, but hey... he was there.
While he traveled, he offered encouragement to the people. We also know that the time of year is just after Passover because of the the “Unleavened Bread” date marker. So what can we take from this? It is important to encourage
others instead of tearing them down.
I pray: O Lord, help me to be an encourager, to help and lift them up and to point them to Jesus. Amen.