Re:Verse reading–Acts 17:10-12, 16-34 (day one)
“Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness”–v 11
“Well, I ain’t first class, but I ain’t white trash, I’m wild and a little crazy too. Some girls don’t like boys like me. Aww, but some girls do.”–Sawyer Brown.
An early discovery comes to those who move out to make disciples. Some people won’t listen to your message. They may even hate you for it. But, and this is the joy, some people will listen. And believe.
Acts 17 has a bumpy beginning. The people of Thessalonica form a mob and make continued work there impossible. So, Paul and team move to Berea and find an entirely different mood and mind! Sincerity/spiritual hunger rather than anger/resistance!
Aren’t you glad Paul didn’t quit because the first group “didn’t like him”!
“In due time we will reap a harvest if we do not grow weary” Galatians 6:9