For further reading see Acts 18:1-28
Priscilla is mentioned seven times in the Bible, and five of those times she is mentioned before her husband Aquila. This is unusual, suggesting she had greater standing than him. As well, her name is mentioned when they go with Paul on mission (Acts 18:18), when they teach Apollos (18:26), and in reference to the church that meets at their house (1 Cor 16:19). It seems likely she was a respected leader and teacher. With her husband, she was a significant part of Paul’s ministry team. Paul mentions them in three of his letters (Rom 16:3, 1 Cor 16:19, 2 Tim 4:19). Even without looking at any other women in the New Testament, Priscilla should lead us to think about whether we have fully appreciated the gifts God gives to women for his mission. With Priscilla, we also see the gift it is when spouses enable each other’s ministry.
Question: Whose gifts could you help be released for the gospel?
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the gifts you give your church in both women and men. May you use both mine and others to build your church. Amen.