Psalm 18:30 “As for God, His way is perfect” Things didn’t always work out the way Paul planned. Expecting to preach in Asia Minor, he was “forbidden by the Holy Spirit”. Looking forward to instructing the new converts in Philippi, Paul and his companion instead found themselves thrown into prison. Encouraged by the response to the gospel in Thessalonica, he was suddenly assailed by a mob and accused of having “turned the world upside down”. As a result he was forced to flee. But in every instance God was in control. Paul was forbidden to preach in Asia Minor-because God was opening the door to Europe. Paul found himself in jail-and as a result the Philippian jailer and his family were converted. Paul had to flee Thessalonica- and Berea, the next town, “received the word with all readiness”. Things don’t always work out the way we plan. But if we commit our way to God and walk in obedience to Him, we discover His plans are always better.
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