Because he was a tentmaker as they were,
he stayed and worked with them
My Study Notes – To Live is Christ
Acts 18: 2-24
In Acts 18 we see that Paul stopped off and had a hair cut. This act holds the key to his visit to
Numbers 6:1-8 tells about the Nazirite Vow. It was a special vow because it was voluntary and offered to both men and women. Usually they would take this vow when experiencing difficult circumstances or temptation. To be victorious or obedient, they needed extra help from God.
The haircut in verse 18 is not the beginning of the vow, but the end. Before he entered Corinth Paul wisely committed himself to the vow of the Nazirite so he could remain consecrated to God.
We are reminded that we are to avoid temptation and when we must face it we can come prepared.
Those who took the Nazirite vow let their hair grow long showing a special devotion to God. Once the need was over, Paul went to get a haircut.
Paul had decided to keep his head straight while in
He was sent some money so he would be free to preach, but he supported himself by a far more typical method – he worked.
We’ve seen the human side of Paul, he was not so different from us. He had a job and worked just as we do.
No matter how spiritually devoted to God we may be, I think we all are expected to do our part and not be tempted to depend on the gifts of others for our needs. Every job we do, no matter how big or small is doing the work God intended and we are to do it the very best we can.
‘On Ya’ - ma