Make God’s Word Your Compass

Series: Summer Road Trip | Week 2: Travel Together

Read Acts 17:1-4 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

1. Where did Paul and Silas’s travels take them?
2. How did Paul reason with the people in the synagogue?
3. Who was persuaded by what he said?

Paul’s life had been radically changed by Jesus. Now he traveled together with Silas on a mission to share the good news and plant churches in areas where they hadn’t been planted yet. Thessalonica was their next destination. It was a city with great influence, and the church there grew quickly. The way Paul reasoned with the people was Scripture – not popular opinion, majority voices, or wise and persuasive words.

This is the type of disciple we’re called to be as well. We don’t change views based on culture or majority, but we seek to understand and live out the truth of God’s Word. If we don’t make His Word our compass, we’ll allow truth to be created and agreed upon by voices that don’t represent truth.

Do you seek to understand and live out the truth of God’s Word? When it comes to your daily actions and words, do you use God’s words as your filter, rather than your own voice, culture, or a majority opinion? How can you make God’s Word your compass every day this week?

Pray through today’s reading, reflecting on the questions just posed. What do you think God is prompting you to do in response? Write it down, share it with a friend, and take a step to start making it happen.

Summer Road Trip