Daily Bible Reading: Acts 7:44 – 60
Verse of the Day: Acts 7:57 – 58 – “But they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rushed upon him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.”
The Sanhedrin finally reached a point of anger at Stephen. He had accused them of being like their ancestors, rejecting God and His prophets. He equated their rejection of Jesus with the rejection of God in the Old Testament. In their anger, they decided to kill Stephen. In a way, they were fulfilling what Stephen had just talked about.
In this account today, we see that standing strong for the Lord can be costly. Yet, it can influence others. Many believe that this account with Stephen was the opening crack into the life of Saul, preparing him to meet Jesus on the road to Damascus.
Prayer: Father, may I stay consistent in my witness for You. I never know who is watching. In Jesus’ name, Amen.