Acts 27:1-5

Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.” But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.

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One response to “Acts 27:1-5

  1. He was the one who had marshaled their rescue, who had foretold their safety, and who was the conduit to God. Yet he reached shore and began to gather wood to serve others by keeping them warm.

    God wanted to use him as a witness to these people to show His greatness and His use of Paul. That he would be snake bit immediately after being rescued from a sunk ship is pretty amazing. But God’s plans show God’s greatness and Paul is the conduit.

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