May 19, 2013

Acts 13:44-52

Paul and Barnabas stayed in Pisidian Antioch for at least two weeks. They gathered on two Sabbath days to tell the story of Jesus. They quoted the OT prophet Isaiah (42:6 and 49:6) in 13:47. According to this quotation, how were the Jews supposed to relate to Gentiles? Notice even though they did not have great success convincing the Jewish residents of the area, they still moved on "with joy and with the Holy Spirit” (13:52).

Even though you may face hardship and opposition in your life, recognize the gift of joy that stays constant, regardless of the circumstances.