Philosophy Magazine

Acts 6:13

By Vinzsalvador23

Acts 6:13

"They produced false witnesses, who testified, "This fellow [Stephen] never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law." Acts 6:13

Stephen was a man of God filled with wisdom and the Holy Spirit. He had fearless conviction, and had boldly preached the gospel of Jesus even up to his last breath. Despite the fact that God had used him in so many mighty ways, such wasn't a guarantee that there would be no wicked people who conspired his murder.

In the midst of suffering and false witnesses seemingly thriving, Stephen was seen to have had a face like an angel. His detractors could not find any ungodliness in him so they had to produce false witnesses. When brought to the Sanhedrin, the religious "court," Stephen still made a long speech just to make Jesus known. Until he died, this Stephen had peace and joy in his heart despite his enemies making him greatly suffer physically.

Living a godly life for Jesus doesn't mean you get rid of all the pain and suffering caused by people who malign you for your faith, not in this life. Jesus said, "In this world you will have trouble. Take heart, I have overcome the world." A believer in Christ has peace and joy which are never dependent on circumstance, but on an eternal perspective: that is one day you and I will be living and reigning with the King of kings and the Lord of lords for the rest of eternity!

At the peak of your suffering, be reminded that this world is not your home. Take heart, give thanks, and rejoice!

Comments

comments


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • You Belong: Shawn Austin Interview

    Belong: Shawn Austin Interview

    We caught up with Shawn Austin at the SiriusXM Canada offices in Toronto on a busy media day for the Vancouver singer and sat down to talk about his career and... Read more

    The 16 October 2018 by   Phjoshua
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Mattel Introduces Doctor Who Barbie

    Mattel Introduces Doctor Barbie

    Most of what I’ve seen from Mattel recently has been underwhelming. However, the announcement of their newest doll, the 13th Doctor based on the long running... Read more

    The 16 October 2018 by   Ashley Brooke, Kewpie83
    CULTURE, FAMILY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • UNIBEN Admission List Out – 2018/2019

    UNIBEN Admission List for the 2018/2019 academic session is now out on the school portal. All candidates who applied for admission in the university are hereby... Read more

    The 16 October 2018 by   Naijapary
    SOCIETY, A-CLASSER
  • Doll Shows 101: Etiquette

    Doll Shows 101: Etiquette

    For a doll collector, attending a doll show can be as exciting as stepping through the gates of Walt Disney World. Even the most narrowed minded collector is... Read more

    The 16 October 2018 by   Ashley Brooke, Kewpie83
    CULTURE, FAMILY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Neanderthal Cave Art is Fake News?

    Life in a Neanderthal cave was surprisingly human. They built structures, created jewellery, and cared for each other. To top it all of, we recently learnt... Read more

    The 16 October 2018 by   Reprieve
    BIOLOGY, SCIENCE
  • Is the Tide Turning in Australian Dietary Advice?

    Tide Turning Australian Dietary Advice?

    Has the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) had a change of heart? Just last month, we reported that the DAA was heavily influenced by sponsorships ... Read more

    The 16 October 2018 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Yahoo Boy On The Run After Chopping off Old Man’s Head and Manhood in Benin...

    Yahoo After Chopping Man’s Head Manhood Benin (Graphic Photos)

    A Yahoo Boy identified as Bino has disappeared into the thin air after beheading a man for ritual purpose in Ayogwiri community Benin . Read more

    The 16 October 2018 by   Naijapary
    SOCIETY, A-CLASSER