In Acts 21, the Holy Spirit appeared to give conflicting guidance, first to Paul as he prepared to go to Jerusalem, and then to his friends, who desperately urged him not to leave. Alistair Begg points out that while the Holy Spirit cannot contradict Himself, man’s deductions are fallible, even when they are admirable. This emotional scene of parting illustrates the precious connection between those who love Christ, even as it cautions us not to allow our human emotions to cloud God's divine warnings.
1And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.1
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