Acts 21:28‭, ‬30 NCV: They shouted, “People of Israel, help us! This is the man who goes everywhere teaching against the law of Moses, against our people, and against this Temple. Now he has brought some Greeks into the Temple and has made this holy place unclean!” All the people in Jerusalem became upset. Together they ran, took Paul, and dragged him out of the Temple. The Temple doors were closed immediately.

Beloved friend, we see Paul in our text today being persecuted for preaching the Good news of our Lord Jesus Christ to the world. Since the good news doesn’t appeal to them like the law of Moses, they wanted to put him to death in defense of the law of Moses.

This is certainly not the spirit of Christ. One that desires to take another’s life in defense of the law of God. For Christ came to die for sinners. He does not desire the death of a sinner. Paul was, however, beaten by his own people and almost killed in the process. But he never gave up his teachings concerning the good news of Christ. They falsely accused him in the process in order to have an excuse for their wrongs.

You may face persecutions as well, as you preach the good news. Some may even accuse you falsely. But remember never to give up. Be courageous. Stand for what you believe in. Christ will never fail you.

Declare to yourself loud: I will preach the gospel to all the nations even in the face of trials. Hallelujah.

Lord Jesus, I trust in your power to save me in times of persecution. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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