2023 Day 325 – Acts 13-14

2023 Day 325 – Acts 13-14

Paul had people with vastly different opinions of him.  Some treated him as a god, but not much later some were stoning him.  “And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, ‘The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!’” (Acts 14:11)  “But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.” (Acts 14:19)  In his letter to the Galatians he made it clear that whatever feeling men had of him did not matter.  “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10)  Jesus warned us that if our aim is to please men, we will receive our reward on this earth rather than in eternity.  “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” (Matthew 6:5)

Today’s reading: Acts 13-14

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