Watching the Clock…

Read; Acts 20-24
Marked: Acts 20:7, Now on the first [day] of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.

John 1:1-4 tells us that Jesus is the Word of God and that He is in fact God, and that He is the Creator of all that is made. In Jesus is life. Therefore, it would seem an important thing to listen to Jesus.

Paul states, in Romans 10:17, that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Paul was a man who loved the Word and preached and taught the Word at every opportunity.

How interested am I in the Word? Verse 7 tells me Paul began to speak around supper time and continued till midnight. That’s a long message.

Knowing how important the Word of God is am I prepared to spend time in it? What about at church? Is fifteen or twenty minutes too long to hear from God? What about sixty minutes?

It’s a sad thing when our worship and announcements sometimes take up more time on Sundays than we devote to the preaching and exposition of God’s Word.

Why is it that we have no problem sitting through a two hour movie, or watching a sports event, but roll our eyes if the message from God’s Word goes longer that we desire?

When Eutychus was brought back in alive after his fall and presumed death, Paul continued till daybreak. Shouldn’t we come alive when the Word of God is taught?

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