Acts 21:”Tell ‘Em, Show ‘Em, Can’t Make ‘Em”

Ever since I was a teenager I have always loved Oakley sunglasses. I can remember getting my first pair of “M” Frames back in 1994 for $165! To a 15 year old in 1994, $165 was like a thousand dollars! There’s only one problem with owning $165 sunglasses; losing $165 sunglasses. Here’s the other problem, having a chronic habit of buying $165 sunglasses, losing them, replacing them, then losing them again… I know, it’s a problem.

I wish I could tell you that it’s been relegated to the 1994 version of myself, but unfortunately I can’t. Through much of my life since 1994 I have donated some really nice sunglasses to restaurants, amusement parks, beaches, and even the back of a cab in San Francisco (only had those for two days…two days!). I’ve had friends and family over the years tell me not to buy expensive expensive sunglasses; they’ve even showed me where to buy cheaper sunglasses; but at the end of the day, I had to make the decision to do what they suggested.


Acts 21:10-12 (NLT) 10 Several days later a man named Agabus, who also had the gift of prophecy, arrived from Judea. 11 He came over, took Paul’s belt, and bound his own feet and hands with it. Then he said, “The Holy Spirit declares, ‘So shall the owner of this belt be bound by the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem and turned over to the Gentiles.’” 12 When we heard this, we and the local believers all begged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.

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