A Spirit Stirred

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

Acts 17:16 KJV

Paul was troubled at the sight of the people he encountered. He was dealing with people living in sin. People who were lost and worshipping false gods. His spirit was stirred at what he saw. Our spirit should be stirred as well at the sight of the very things going on around us. So many people today are lost; many who think their saved. We should do as Paul did and call things out for what they are. You can’t fix a problem until you first acknowledge there is a problem. Where there is sin in leadership, we must call it for what it is. Paul stood in the midst at Mars Hill and declared that the men of Athens were too religious. We must pray and seek the anointing of God to stand before trouble and call it for what it is. We must know that if God be for us, who can be against us. We can’t fear what man might say or do to us. Be concerned with what God is going to say and do when we stand before Him someday. When we have to give account for the things we did and didn’t do. Pray for boldness to confront these issues. Don’t be naive and think that these problems don’t still exist today. The church is in great need of bold witnesses to stand for the truth.

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