and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?
Acts 13:10 ESV
Paul and Barnabas were ministering and ran up against a magician named Bar-Jesus. This guy tried to stop the Word of the Lord from impacting the proconsul who wanted to hear more about Jesus.
After realizing this, Paul looked at him and confronted this evil deed. As a result, Bar-Jesus was struck blind for a time and the proconsul believed the Word of the Lord.
Any true believer of the Lord is going to run up against the forces of evil. The devil doesn’t want the Word of God to go forth because he knows the power it has to convict and turn people to Jesus.
So he will do whatever he can to stop the Word of God.
Remember this as you run up against opposition for sharing the Word of God.
Another thought here, if you’re not running up against opposition, are you truly sharing the Word and the love of God?
Every Believer has a responsibility to share Jesus in their circle of influence.
Remember that too!
Father, thank You that nothing can hinder Your Word and the Truth from going forth. Help me to be faithful in proclaiming salvation in the midst of opposition.