Now about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were unfastened. When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul called out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!” And the jailer asked for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas; and after he brought them out, he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of God to him together with all who were in his house.

Acts 16:25-32

The core of every trial is the testimony.

If you find yourself having to answer for your situation and explain how and why and for whom you were acting, the best answers you can give all involve the Good News of Jesus. That way when someone tries to discover your motivations and your reasoning, you can always give a consistent and unassailable answer.

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published May 18, 2021