Acts 28:7–10 (ESV)
Paul on Malta (Part 2)
Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the chief man of the island, named Publius, who received us and entertained us hospitably for three days. 8 It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited
him and prayed, and putting his hands on him healed him. 9 And when this had taken place, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases also came and were cured. 10 They also honored us greatly, and when we were about to sail, they put on board whatever
In yesterday’s reading, the people had made it to shore from the shipwreck. The people of Malta were tending to the people of the shipwreck and were building a fire to warm them when
Paul was bitten by a Viper. The people of Malta were surprised that he survived. They though Paul was a God. Publius, the head honcho of the island “received” them and “entertained” them for three days. Publius
father lay sick with fever and dysentery. Paul visited and prayed with him and healed him. Again this is going to get everybody’s attention. The people started bring all the sick to Paul and he cured them. When were ready to set
sail and leave, the people of Malta were grateful and honored by Paul and they gave them (Paul and the people of the shipwreck) whatever they needed. So they sail off... but where are they going?
O Lord, help me to do everything for your glory, not mine. It is all out of gratitude for what you have done for me and the world. You saved Paul, the people of the shipwreck, and a lot of souls were saved too, including the people on Malta.
Help me to spread the seed of faith to all around me. The growth comes from you. Amen!