Acts 14:11-15

11 When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in human form!” 12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.

14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: 15 “Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.

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One response to “Acts 14:11-15

  1. Anything that takes focus from Christ is wrong. If I am what takes focus, or attention is directed at me, I need to be like Paul and Barnabas. They did not bask in the glory for a second. They rushed into the crowd and dismissed their accolades and pointed people to Christ.

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