Acts 9:23–25 (ESV)
Saul Escapes from Damascus
many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him, 24 but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him, 25 but his disciples took him by
night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket.
The Christians show sincere faith by welcoming Saul, supporting his teaching of salvation through
Christ. For the sake of the Gospel today, support and defend the witness of your brothers and sisters in Christ. The Lord your Savior is your defender.
I pray: Father,
through Your Word, strengthen my faith in Christ. Make me, like those who assisted Saul, faithful in serving the proclamation of the Gospel. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO:
Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1853.