From Handbook to Scripture, Day 253
READING: ACTS 17
After leaving Philippi, Paul, Silas, and Timothy made their way to Thessalonica where a number of Jews and God-fearing Greeks came to faith in Jesus. The Jewish leaders stirred up the people against them, and Paul and his companions went on to Berea, where the people “received the word with great eagerness” until agitators from Thessalonica turned the crowds against Paul. Silas and Timothy remained for a time in Berea while Paul journeyed to Athens, where he reasoned in the synagogue and in the marketplace. When he was given an opportunity to address the Athenians on the Areopagus (Mars Hill), Paul told them about the one true God who “will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”
Prayer: Lord, You give to all people life and breath and all things; in You we live and move and exist. I give thanks that You have made it possible to know You through a relationship with Your Son Christ Jesus.
Meditation passage: verses 11, 24–31