In The book of Acts 17, the Apostle Paul visited a Jewish synagogue in Thessalonica, and for three sabbath days, reasoned with the people from the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ and that he had to suffer and rise again from the dead.  

At the end of his visit, many believed in Jesus, but there were some Jews who did not believe, who moved with envy because of the honor that was bestowed upon the Apostle Paul and gathered to themselves “lewd fellows of the baser sort” who set the city in an uproar, attacked the house where the apostle was staying and stirred up the people against the Apostle Paul who later escaped to another city called Berea.   

In Berea, the Apostle Paul went to another Jewish synagogue where he met people whom he described as “more noble” than those of Thessalonica because they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily to see if what they were taught was true. 

Acts 17:11 tells us, 

11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

In churches and Christian organizations everywhere, you will find two kinds of people, those of the “baser sort” and those who are “more noble.”  Those with excellent moral character and those with poor moral character.  Those who receive the word of God with all readiness of mind and search the scriptures daily to see if what they are being taught is true; and those who do not but create uproars instead.  

In Ezekiel 16:52 God describes the sins of Jerusalem as more abominable than the sins of her sister’s and her sister as more righteous than her.  In the same way there are children of God who are more honorable, more virtuous, more righteous than others, with Christ being the most righteous,  because they hear the word of God and do it. 

James 1:22 tells us, 

“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” Stop deceiving your ownself. Hear the word of God and do it.

John 3:16 tells us,

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

If you haven’t given your life to Jesus yet, please do it today.  Repent--turn from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus.  

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God

Evangelist K. Michael


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