Stay faithful! (See reblogged post below.) “The One who calls you IS faithful and He WILL do it” (I Thess. 5:24). Even though Paul fought discouragement and fear, he knew God was faithful. “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you . . .” (Acts 18:9-10). Put your faith in our unshakable God. ~Sara’s Musings @ WordPress.com
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In Athens, the Spirit of God empowered Paul to present the truth of God to an unbelieving audience of Greek philosophers. Standing on Mars Hill in the Areopagus—which was viewed as the seat of worldly wisdom—he brilliantly proclaimed God’s Word.
However, after his proclamation, he became emotionally shaken. He had prayed that the hearts of those who heard his words would be changed, but his message had received only a lukewarm reception. By the time he sailed for Corinth (Acts 18), he was struggling with discouragement, and God knew it. Therefore, He spoke words of encouragement to His servant:
Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city (Acts 18:9-10).
In other words, “Paul, you are not alone. I am aware of your circumstances. I…
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