While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city. Acts 17:16
One of the ways a person can know his purpose in life is by the things that trouble him. – Myles Munroe
Paul was waiting for his brethren in Athens, and as he observed the city, he saw the many idols everywhere, and this greatly troubled him.
What troubles you about your family, city, generation, and country? Does the violence, the triumph of terror, the facilitation of corruption, and the degradation of moral values not in any way trouble you? Is there really nothing that troubles you?
Paul was troubled by the pronounced evil, antithetical to his beliefs, and preceded to preach to the Jews and God-fearing Gentiles. What are you doing about the things that trouble you? Praying for change and doing something is the sign that they truly trouble you.
Let us arise and cry to God for our land. Let us go into the streets and reason with people.
Perhaps God will save a few through our ministry.
Lord, help me not to turn a blind eye to the things that trouble You. Let my life and conversation bring many to You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Written by Ike Amadi of @thelafamily