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Witnessing When Life is Unfair

Acts 16:29-30

Then the jailer called for lights, rushed in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he escorted them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

When Paul and Silas were arrested, beaten, and chained for driving a demon out of a slave girl in Philippi, God sent a great earthquake to free them. The jailer, thinking he’d be held responsible for their escape, drew his sword to kill himself. Paul, however, stopped him and assured him they were all still there. The jailer knew the hand of God was on these men, and he immediately asked to be saved. The officials heard and attempted to release them quietly, but Paul demanded a public release and apology because they were Roman citizens who were punished without a trial. They would be free – truly free – to leave that prison without fear of being captured for illegal escape.

God wants us to be truly free of the things that imprison us, too. When He moves in our lives, those who hold us captive must submit to His authority. We’ve all faced unfair situations, and God has taken notice. Expect Him to act on your behalf in a way that frees you and gives Him glory.

The jailer came to know Christ as a result of Paul’s and Silas’s unfair treatment. God led them straight to the jailer and moved in a way that drew the man into His kingdom. Who knows where your unfair situations may lead you? God is capable of an earthquake, if necessary, to free you from bondage. Pay attention and watch to see who needs Jesus. God is always giving us opportunity to share the gospel. Take advantage of your opportunities and walk free.

Have a blessed day!

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