Daily Devotionals

October 24th, 2021

Read Acts 18:1-3 NIV

After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,  and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. 

This week we will get to know Priscilla and Aquila – a tent making, wife and husband, dynamic duo! Priscilla and Aquila made Corinth their home after being forced to leave Rome. It is here that they welcomed Paul into their livelihood and their home, where he stayed for 18 months. 

We can conclude that Priscilla and Aquila did a great deal to support Paul physically, emotionally,  and in ministry during that time.  Perhaps even being instrumental in the pioneering and growth of the church, working alongside Paul, in Corinth. 

Priscilla and Aquila are great examples of those with the gift of hospitality, and how stewarding it well can grow the Kingdom of God.  They held their home and their livelihood with open hands – allowing God to have control and use them as He saw fit. Priscilla and Aquila simply let Paul into their lives and into their home… and the name of Jesus was made known right there where they lived and worked.  

To whom might God want you to offer hospitality? How can your table or your living room be a source of encouragement?