Read Acts 17
Jewish opposition; Paul and Silas in
The Apostle Paul and his coworker Silas were brutally beaten by a mob in
However, when the unbelieving religious leaders became aware of these conversions, they were outraged and started a riot. Paul left immediately, by night and traveled southwest to
Our Creator has allotted each of us only one lifetime of an unknown number of days to prepare for our eternal destiny. We have a dual responsibility — to become the person He wants us to be in order to accomplish the purposes for which He created us. Think how tragic it will be for those who fail to fulfill the will of God, wasting their few short years achieving material, social, and financial goals for self-gratification. God has provided just one perfect Guidebook — His Word. As we obey it, we will follow Jesus as our Savior and our God (I Timothy 2:5).
God . . . now commandeth all men every where to repent (of their sin): Because He hath appointed a day, in . . . which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man (Jesus Christ) whom He hath ordained (Acts 17:30-31; compare John 5:22-27).
17:19 Areopagus = the Athenian council which met on Mars Hill; 17:29 Godhead = the Trinity — God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
Pray for The English International Shortwave Radio Broadcast sponsored by Jeannie C. Torrey Sike · Staff: Bernice Rathbone · Government Officials: Gov. Bill Richardson (NM), Rep. John "Joe" Schwarz (MI), and Rep. Ellen Tauscher (CA) · Country: United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, & Wales) (59 million) off the coast of western Europe · Major languages: English and Welsh · Religious freedom · 53% Protestant; 10% Roman Catholic; 2.5% Muslim; .8% Sikh; .7% Hindu; .6% Jewish · Prayer Suggestion: Ask the Lord to reveal His perfect will for you (Psalm 25:4).
Memory Verse for the Week: James 1:25