Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Drowning Out God with Spiritual Fervor

Acts 7:54-60 describes the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The Jewish leaders were godly, holy men. Everyone saw them as such and they also considered themselves to be. In their desire for holiness and purity, they shut their ears to what Stephen said he saw (which was a vision from the God they served), drowned out his voice with their shouts and stoned him to death. In what ways do we who claim to be Christian and spiritual, followers of Jesus, do the same thing? How do we use our spiritual fervor to drown out God?

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