(每日读经5/4) 使徒行传 - Acts 8.26-40
But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, Rise up and go south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is the desert route.
And he rose up and went. And behold, an Ethiopian man, a eunuch, a man in power under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasure, had come to Jerusalem to worship.
And he was returning and was sitting in his chariot and reading the prophet Isaiah.
And the Spirit said to Philip, Approach and join this chariot.
And when Philip ran up, he heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said, Do you really know the things that you are reading?
And he said, How could I unless someone guides me? And he entreated Philip to come up and sit with him.
Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this: "As a sheep He was led to slaughter; and as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, so He does not open His mouth.
In His humiliation His judgment was taken away. Who shall declare His generation? For His life is taken away from the earth.''
And the eunuch answered Philip and said, I beseech you, Concerning whom does the prophet say this? Concerning himself or concerning someone else?
And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he announced Jesus as the gospel to him.
And as they were going along the road, they came upon some water, and the eunuch said, Look, water. What prevents me from being baptized?
And Philip said, If you believe from all your heart, you will be saved. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
And he ordered the chariot to stand still, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away; and the eunuch did not see him anymore, for he went on his way rejoicing.
But Philip was found in Azotus; and passing through, he announced the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.