“Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” Acts 8:4.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Job 3-4, and Acts 8-9.
Stephen getting stoned to death really got the attention of the believers in Jerusalem. They left that city as fast as they could. Many returning to where they had come from. Many had initially stayed in Jerusalem expecting that Jesus would soon return there.
Believers often cloister themselves from the real world. Why? They are more comfortable among believers.
But God wants us to “scatter” to where we are really from and rightly represent Him there.
I am currently reading, “One thing You Can’t Do In Heaven,” by Mark Cahill. That “one thing” is that in heaven I lose the chance to share the Gospel with unbelievers. The unbelievers will need someone else to share the Gospel with or it will be too late for them.
I need to be sharing the Gospel in my midst. I need to forget the fear and my lack of “answers” and get to it. How about you?
“Lord, help me to speak up about You. To use Your Ways to do this. You know me and know what I need to share You better. I ask for that specific help, God. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”
I must begin to actively speak up about God.