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Acts 18: 6

And when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be upon your own heads! I am clean. From now on I shall go to the Gentiles.”

What a sad story! Paul was delivering to the Jews in Corinth the good news of the long-awaited Messiah. He must have anticipated that they would be as excited about the news as He. Instead, he was rejected and scorned by the Jews of that city. I think how discouraging that must have been for Paul. Yet, he shook it off, literally, and dedicated his life to the preaching of Jesus to the Gentiles.

I think that it is sometimes not much different today. And it is sad. At times I have noticed that it can be easier to talk with the unsaved about the things of God than it is the church. You have probably encountered the same thing. Have we just become complacent? I don’t know, but we have the best news in the world, the great good news that the world has been awaiting.

Each of us, every single one of us, needs to stir up that great gift that is inside of us. We need to renew our minds to the singular miracle of the Lord of all living inside of us. He walks with us everyday and our every breath is on his mind. As we think about the enormity of greatness that is within each and every one of us, perhaps the fire of the glory will be rekindled in us. Then we will rejoice, everyday, in the manifested presence of our dear Lord.

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