Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. (Acts 8:3)
The last few days we have been doing a biographical study of the lives of Priscilla and Aquila based on what the New Testament has to say about them. We started by collecting the information and then correlated it into an historical portrait by listing 8 points about their lives, work and ministry. I suggested that you reflect on what you have learned about them and crystallize what you have learned into some applications you can make to your own life. When I did this I came up with the following application points.
God can and will use you, no matter what your background or status in life might be, if you commit yourself to Him and faithfully do whatever you are skilled at doing. Aquilla and Priscilla were tentmakers. You might be an accountant or a janitor, a housewife or a doctor, a business executive or a politician. As God blesses you be ready to share that blessing with others who might not be so blessed.
Priscilla and Aquila did this when they allowed Paul to join them in their business of tent-making. They also did this by making their home available as a place for the church to meet and as a place to share hospitality to someone temporarily in their church.
They were diligent students of the Word of God. This provided them the opportunity to contribute to the further preparation of Apollos, a servant of God.
One final application is best stated by Paul in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
What application did you come up with? How are you going to implement it in your life.