Acts 21:1-27, “Paul’s bravery or Paul’s mistake?” Gerald van der Kolk

Paul, feeling the conviction of the Holy Spirit, decides that the ending of his third missionary journey would be Jerusalem. Paul went to report back to the Apostles at both the end of his first missionary journey and his second. However, Paul had become a marked man! Everyone could see danger for him and the Christians warned him that this return to Jerusalem would be dangerous for him and that he would end up in chains. Paul said to them that, “They were breaking his heart!” Paul was convicted that this is what God wanted him to do and so he went to Jerusalem. Convictions are really important in the Christian life and so often they have resulted in amazing things for the Gospel.