I’ve always struggled a bit with some of the verses from today’s reading. I find wrestling with the text valuable. I’ve pasted the verses that I am thinking of below. Can you see the struggle? What do you make of this passage?
After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo. 4 Finding the disciples there, we stayed with them seven days. Through the Spirit they urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 5 But when our time was up, we left and continued on our way. All the disciples and their wives and children accompanied us out of the city, and there on the beach we knelt to pray. 6 After saying good-by to each other, we went aboard the ship, and they returned home. Acts 21:3-6
There are all sorts of fun tidbits here, especially if you read the next paragraph as well.
I’ll just offer up one question to get us thinking: Who’s following the Spirit?