In Romans 16, the Apostle Paul thanks Priscilla and Aquila for risking their lives for him.
Romans 16:3-4 (NIV)
3 Greet Priscilla[a] and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. 4 They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.
Paul needed to be rescued and Priscilla and Aquila went to his aid. Thankfully, I live in a place where risk of physical harm to help someone does not exist. The question is how then an I making sure to always be vigilant to help people at risk. People not at risk for their lives but at risk in life, perhaps spiritually, in health, in relationship, work or other activities or need..
Some verses as I focus on this today and always.
16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
PS: A quick read from Wikipedia on Priscilla and Aquilla is worth the time.
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