I was reading Acts 23 this morning. Paul has been arrested and a plot is set in place by 40 men to ambush and kill him. But a relative hears of the plot and alerts Paul who in turn alerts his jailer. The jailer’s response is to send Paul out of Jerusalem with an armed guard. Verse 23 tells us that two hundred footmen, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen were assigned to escort Paul to Caesarea.
Paul must have been fearful. I can imagine the pressure he must have been under.
I’m amazed and reassured by the Lord’s response to the dangerous situation Paul was in. He sent 470 men to protect Paul from the 40 men who wanted to kill him. What a picture this is of God’s faithfulness and ability to protect us!