Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Acts 18:2

There [Paul] met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla...

What I love about Priscilla is that she is always mentioned with her husband, and he with her.  Their names appear seven times in the Bible, always together.  Here's the little we know about them:

- they were forced out of Rome (Acts 18:3)
- they worked together as tentmakers (Acts 18:3)
- they allowed Paul to stay with them when he was in Corinth (Acts 18:3)
- they joined Paul in travelling to Syria, and stayed in Ephesus (Acts 18:18-19)
- they gently instructed Apollos (Acts 18:26)
- Paul called them his "fellow workers in Christ Jesus" (Romans 16:3)
- they had a church that met at their house (I Corinthians 16:19)
- Paul remembered them in his letter to Timothy (II Timothy 4:19)

How wonderful to work side by side with your husband, both in standard everyday life and in ministry.  Priscilla and Aquila were open to go wherever God lead them and to do whatever He asked of them.  It's a beautiful picture of a godly marriage.

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