THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Two men were in the dungeon of the prison.
They were shackled hand and foot, suspended from a wall.
About 20 feet above them was one single, barred window
that seemed only a slit in the wall.
One man turned to the other and said,
"OK! Here's my PLAN!"
22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the
magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.
23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast
them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the
inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises
unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
Light from the Word.
Paul and Silas were in the "inner prison" shackled to the floor.
But they had a PLAN!
Everyone faces trauma.
The difficulties of life imprison us in the dungeons of our souls.
Let faith echo from the walls with singing and praise to our Lord!
SING of the MERCY we have received!
Whatever we are facing, it is not as severe as it should have been!
Our sins demanded punishment and death.
But our dear Savior has taken our punishment and died FOR us!
SING of His JUDGMENT!
Through the vicarious suffering and death of our Lord, we have
received acquittal from eternal death.
In its place, God has provided eternal life in heaven with Him!
Faith answers all trouble with the certainty of hope.
It is not the desire for, but the sure knowledge of heaven that gives
the Christian joy in his/her life.
So let us sing and rejoice in mercy and judgment received.
And then let us PRAY!
THEN we shall be freed from the difficulties of life!