How you can bless the rich and powerful

Acts Bible Background

07.29.2015 New Testament: Acts 28.7–8

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 28.1–15 on July 29, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

What can you do for the rich and powerful? Or do you think of what they can do for you? Even if you think you can do nothing for them, keep your eyes and ears open, for you will find a way to bless them, because they need the blessings of the children of God even as the rest of mankind does,

In that region there was an estate of the leading citizen of the island, whose name was Publius, who received us and entertained us courteously for three days. And it happened that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and dysentery. Paul went in to him and prayed, and he laid his hands on him and healed him (Acts 28.7–8). 

Are the good things of the Lord only for the poor? No, they are for all people. Publius and others like him may not seem to have any needs, but in this case, his father was very sick, and only Paul could help. Therefore, you might only be able to help people with something such as prayer, but prayer is not the least that we can do for people, it is the greatest that we can do for them.

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