By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president
There are some things in life that we really like to observe. One thing I enjoy observing is the pileated woodpecker that comes by my bird feeders at home. The colors and the mannerisms of the woodpecker as well as all the other birds are just fun to watch and observe.
There’s no doubt that there are things that you also like to observe and study as well. In today’s 28 for 1,000 Bible reading of Acts 14 I read an interesting text about observation. Acts 14:9,10 (NKJV) “This man heard Paul speaking, Paul observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, Stand up straight on your feet! And he leaped and walked.”
What a great story of a Christian who was observant of those around them! This man according to the Bible had never walked. He had been crippled from birth. Somehow, he found himself around Paul when he was speaking. Paul was watching and realized through careful Holy Spirit inspired observation that the man wanted to be healed and that he had the faith to be healed. Without hesitation Paul acted on the observation and the man was healed that very day.
Continue reading to see two takeaways from the observance of Paul in Acts 14!