Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia. Acts 16:6 (KJV)
“… And were forbidden.” This was a heavier judgment upon those coasts than to be denied a harvest, or the light of the sun. Prize the preaching of the gospel as a singular privilege. They that are without a teaching priest are without God, #2Ch 15:3:
“Now for a long season Israel hath been:
- without the true God, and
- without a teaching priest, and
- without law. ” (2 Chronicles 15:3 KJV)
Painting: Überraschter junger Vater im Kreise einer eleganten Gesellschaft, Carl Herpfer, xix-th century artist.