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What Is Inside Your Basket?

Acts 9:22-25 “But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.  And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:  But their laying await was known of Saul.  And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.  Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.”

Take moment and consider what is happening in this text.  These disciples were lowering a full-grown man down a wall.  Paul was resting in a basket while these Christians lowered him down using a rope.  I can’t help but wonder if they any of them thought of letting go of the rope.  I also can’t help but wonder if they realized what was inside that basket.  They were actually lowering down the majority of the New Testament, they were lowering down the man that would preach before multitudes and see thousands saved.  They were lowering down the greatest preacher of all time, outside of Jesus Christ.  Truly no doubt they were holding the rope that was attached to a basket, which contained precious cargo.  Now, let put the ball in our court.  Look inside your basket this morning.  Look at what would happen if you let go of the rope.  The load may get heavy sometimes and you grow weary but letting go would destroy the contents of your basket.  The cost is too high for some temporary relief.  Don’t let go you are carrying precious cargo!

Today’s Challenge:  Look inside your basket of life.  Write down what you are holding and then think about what would happen to the contents if you were to let go.  I think you will find that the cargo is just too precious to release.


2 thoughts on “What Is Inside Your Basket?

  1. WOW!!! I have not seen this take before!! I mean the magnitude of letting go of all that Jesus has raised up inside of us to just…poof…..let it go!! This new perspective is exciting!!! None of us really know who He will use or how He will use them to shake things up and do mighty works. Paul was the least likely but oh-my-goodness he turned wonderfully marvelous!!!! Thank you for sharing this message, it is awesome indeed!!!

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