that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these things, you will do well. Farewell.
Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to those at my house."
Finally, brothers, rejoice. Be restored, be encouraged, be of the same mind, be at peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so he would not have to spend time in the province of Asia, because he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, for the day of Pentecost.
"Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, because the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night in the month of Abib.
When these events were over, Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem. "After I've been there," he said, "I must see Rome as well!"
Since he would not be persuaded, we stopped talking and simply said, "The Lord's will be done!"
Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will."
always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God's will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you.
and that, by God's will, I may come to you with joy and be refreshed together with you.
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will know not the talk but the power of those who are inflated with pride.
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon so that I also may be encouraged when I hear news about you.
For I have no one else like-minded who will genuinely care about your interests;
all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
But you know his proven character, because he has served with me in the gospel ministry like a son with a father.
Therefore, I hope to send him as soon as I see how things go with me.
And I am convinced in the Lord that I myself will also come quickly.
And we will do this if God permits.
Instead, you should say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."