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Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
Note 1 at Ac 15:34: This is very similar to the way the apostles were directed to resolve the matter of Gentile circumcision (see note 2 at Ac 15:25). This scripture doesn't say the Lord commanded Silas to remain in Antioch. He was simply pleased to dwell there. Yet, because Silas chose to stay, he became Paul's companion on the next missionary trip. Many believers have missed God's guidance because they don't walk with the Lord to the degree that the desires of their hearts come from God (Ps 37:4).