13 Sep 2021

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Stirred up the whole crowd

Acts 21:27-30

27 七日将完的时候,从亚西亚来的犹太人看见保罗在殿里,就煽动群众,并且捉住他,28 喊叫着说:“以色列人哪,快来帮忙!这个人到处教导众人反对人民,反对律法和这个地方,他甚至把希腊人也带进殿里,污秽了这圣地。” 29 原来他们看见过以弗所人特罗非摩同保罗在城里,就以为保罗带他进了殿。30 于是全城震动,民众一齐跑来,捉住保罗,拉出殿外,殿门就立刻关起来了。 

27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, 28 shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.” 29 (They had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple.) 30 The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul, they dragged him from the temple, and immediately the gates were shut. 





Lessons Learn

These verses teach us that we must not be too impatient if our hopes are frustrated at any time and our well-intentioned plans work out badly. We must not attempt anything except with a good conscience and according to the Spirit of God. But if things do not turn out as we want, even so, we must be sustained by our knowledge that God approves of our efforts, even if it is criticized by other people. We should not regret our gentleness if at any time the wicked reward us ill.