Well my friends, we made it through the first week back to the podcast. How ya doin’? I’m enjoying our time together. If you are too, I hope you’ll take just a minute to give the show an honest review at iTunes. While you’re thinking about it, how about going over to LifespringMedia.com/love, clicking on the link for the LSFAB review link, and helping me get the word out? You can pause this podcast right now to do that. I’ll wait for you. Go on. I’ll be here when you get back.
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Now lets read Acts 19 from the Common English Bible.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
So Paul sort of stirred things up in Ephesus, didn’t he? There was a whole industry built around the worship of Artemis. The silversmith, Demetrius, had a financial interest in keeping people devoted to this false god, didn’t he? It was big business.
What really caught my attention about this episode was when, during the confusion at the big assembly, it said in verse 32 that “Most of the people did not even know why they were there.” That even happens now at big demonstrations. There’s mass confusion, shouting and even violence, and many of the demonstrators don’t know why they’re even there. And some are there for their own vested interests.
As it says in Ecclesiastes, “there’s nothing new under the sun”. My friend, people don’t change. Circumstances change, but men and women are still the same. They needed Jesus then, and we need Jesus now.
Enjoy your weekend! I’ll see you back here next Monday when we read Psalms chapter 79.