And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him. So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed: ~Acts 28:8-9
Honey is a good natural sweetener to almost anything. Honey has been harvested and used for many, many years. There are medicinal qualities about honey as well. The name “Melita” means “honey.” The island was so named because of the vast amount of honey that was naturally produced by bees. Today, the island is known as Malta. This morning, we are studying a passage that depicts for us how the gospel got to an island in the Mediterranean Sea. We will be encouraged by the witness of the Apostle Paul, and how God used him to bring about “heavenly honey” on this island.
We see the PRUDENCE in his witness.
Paul was among 276 shipwrecked survivors which had just made it to shore on Melita after enduring a harrowing storm out in the Mediterranean Sea. We read in Acts 27:44 “that they escaped all safe to land.” While the shipmaster, his crew, and the Rom