Acts 18:24-28 (NLT)
24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. 27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
The apostle Paul met Aquila and his wife Priscilla in Corinth. Because they were tentmakers as Paul, Paul stayed and worked with them. No doubt they carried on many conversations about Christ as they worked together. Every Sabbath Paul would go to the synagogue to reason with the Jews as this couple listened. This couple went on the first missionary trips with Paul. In Ephesus they met a man named Apollos. Apollos was educated, an eloquent speaker and had a desire to tell others about Christ, but he was limited in his knowledge. He possibly had heard the preaching’s of John the Baptist proclaiming the coming of Christ. He may have even been baptized by John the Baptist and picked up more information along the way, but he was incomplete in his knowledge of the Lord. So Priscilla and Aquila invited Apollos to their home to explain the way of God more adequately.
A letter written by a woman in South Africa to Marriage Missions International, www.marriagemissions.com:
“I want to share with you a wonderful testimony. My husband and I had been going through a rough patch because we had allowed the devil to come in between us through a VERY minor issue. This issue grew so much that we both had resentment for each other and we always fought for no apparent reason.
“One day I was complaining to God about this marriage, my innocence in the whole matter, and how unfair all this was to me. God suddenly said something that left me stumped. As I was repeatedly claiming my innocence, God reminded me of the verse that says that we have all fallen short of his glory. That was an awesome revelation for me and I realized how I had totally missed it.
“Soon after that I sent my husband a message (as I couldn’t wait till I saw him in the evening) and confessed that I was also responsible for the situation in our marriage. I think God was also working on him because when we met in the evening, we both let go of our hurt and we forgave each other. For a moment the devil had blinded us to the truth that God wants us to have a happy marriage, to enjoy and not endure every moment we share together. I so love my husband, but I have learned that I can never love him enough with my human love because I am limited as a person, but I surrender my love to God and he will work through us in an amazing way.”
God wants husbands and wives to be one in marriage. He wants marriage to be a blessing and illustrate the love of Christ to others. This woman’s testimony showed how God revealed to her difficulties she had to also accept responsibility for. Satan wants to destroy marriages because then there would be no one like Aquila and Priscilla to tell others the full truth about Christ. Pray your marriage might be strengthened and take responsibility for your actions and confess your sins to God. May God bless you and keep you whole unto Him.