“WHO WERE THE BEREANS?”

“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”  Acts 17:11 NIV
Read:  Acts 17:1-15

 

Only once in scripture are the Bereans mentioned by name.  The Berean Jews were of noble character as we read in Acts 17.   These Jews were open to the teachings of Paul and many came to know CHRIST as the SAVIOUR they, as their ancestors, had waited to come.

 

During Paul’s journeys, he was chased from Thessalonica.  Undaunted, Paul continued his teaching of the RISEN SAVIOUR in Berea.

 

Are you undaunted as Paul continuing to proclaim the wonderful message of JESUS?   Or would you describe yourself as the scholarly Berean Jews who took Paul’s message and proved him right through the study of ancient scriptures?

 

These insightful men of the synagogue accepted the teachings of Paul because the scriptures of their fathers proved JESUS was the SON OF GOD, the SAVIOUR, as prophesied.

 

We all can be like the Berean scholars of two thousand years ago.   We believe because the truth of CHRIST is real.

 

Today’s prayer:   “JESUS MY LORD, Thank YOU for coming to this earth and dying so I might live.  Forgive my doubts and insecure moments.   I know YOU are THE SAVIOUR of all who believe and I believe! Amen.”