And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me.
A chapter later, I found that Paul was aware that his call was not to be a pleasure-stroll through pleasant flower meadows, but was to be an arduous witness to the power of the Cross. His resolve, his commitment to being obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit was unswerving. He knew full well that imprisonment and afflictions were not to be lightly regarded, but he was called to press on in obedience. Likewise, so am I.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 95
Evening: Psalm 21
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