In this age, God rescues his people from some harm. Not all harm. That’s comforting to know, because otherwise we might conclude from our harm that he has forgotten us or rejected us.
So be encouraged by the simple reminder that in Acts 16:19-24 Paul and Silas were not delivered, but in verses 25-26 they were.
First, no deliverance:
- “They seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace.” (v. 19)
- “The magistrates tore the garments off them.” (v. 22)
- They “inflicted many blows upon them.” (v. 23)
- The jailer “fastened their feet in the stocks.” (v. 24)
But then deliverance:
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and si…