Acts 19:23-27

23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. 25 He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: “You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business. 26 And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all.27 There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited; and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.”

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One response to “Acts 19:23-27

  1. His whole complaint and argument against Paul’s message was economical and how it could affect his trade. His business led to his comfort and security.

    It is easy to find fault and to cast darts at his motivation….but who am I? I know truth and God’s plan for my life, but reject it because it interferes with my comfort or security. I find ways not to follow with a willing heart and to rationalize away His plans because I don’t want to pay the price.

    How am I different than Demetrius? I would argue that I am more at fault than he.

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