Bible Questions (8)

Our last question comes from an experience that Paul and Silas faced. Paul and Silas preached about Jesus. They had done nothing wrong, but they were put in jail.

What did Paul and Silas do in jail? Did they get angry with the people who put them in jail? No! Paul and Silas worshiped God! They prayed and sang songs to God. Then God caused an earthquake to shake the jail. The doors were opened, and the prisoners’ chains fell off. This was a miracle — something that could only happen with God’s power.

The jailer thought that Paul and Silas had escaped. He was ready to kill himself, but Paul stopped him. Acts 16:30 tells us a very important question that the jailer asked Paul and Silas. “Then he brought them outside and said, ‘Men, what must I do to be saved?’” Paul and Silas told the jailer about Jesus. The jailer and his family believed in Jesus, and they were baptized.

Paul and Silas were witnesses for Jesus, even when they were in jail. Because of their witness and God’s message, the jailer and his family were saved. It is important that you live for Jesus today. Tell others about His salvation and the promise of eternal life.