May 8 – Acts 14:1-15:11
I hope everyone has a happy and relaxing Mother’s Day!
READ: Acts 14:1-15:11
Acts 14:1-2, 19 – At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Gentiles believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers…Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.
The people hear Paul and Barnabas speak the word of God and believe, but then non-believing Jews come in and say things against them. In verses 8-18, Paul does a miracle and when the crowd sees what he has done they want to worship him, but so easily the people turn against them–just like when we go to church or Bible study and feel connected to God but then we go home and all the distractions of the world are taking us away from God, and we unknowingly turn from him so quickly. It is so important to read and pray daily. I can really tell a difference that day if I don’t spend time reading.
I need to focus on God during the week and not let other things distract me from Him.
Thank You for all the wonderful mothers! Please don’t let my mind be poisoned this week by anything that takes me away.