Daily Devotion Text

July 21, 2022

Acts 20:25-38

By gracepoint In Acts, Devotion Text with Comments Off on Acts 20:25-38


Please use one of the prompts below to get your journaling started.

  • Explore your fears and what’s behind them.
  • Write about a relational conflict you are experiencing.
  • List out all that you are grateful for.
  • Recall a significant reaction, conversation or event.


Commentary for Chapters 1-20

Acts 20:25-38 (ESV)

25 And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all, 27 for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. 29 I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. 32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34 You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. 35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

36 And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37 And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, 38 being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.

Go Deeper

Acts 20:28-32

  • Note Apostle Paul’s warning to the Ephesian elders. What would it look like for me personally and us as a church to heed this warning today?

Acts 20:32-35

  • How did Apostle Paul describe his conduct while ministering at Ephesus? How am I challenged, as I consider how others would describe my conduct, whether at work, home and at church?

Acts 20:36-38

  • What can be said about Apostle Paul’s relationship with the Ephesian elders in this description of their parting, as well as in this passage overall? Who are the people in my life that I have deep affection and gratitude for because of the gospel?


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