Scripture: Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God.” So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. Acts 6:11,12a NIV
Observation: The leaders and priests sought to persecute Stephen.
Application: These guys just missed the boat. They didn’t like the message of Christ that was being taught so they conspired to have one of the teachers, Stephen, charged with blaspheming Moses…and God. “And God,” really? That’s the problem. These people didn’t truly realize the real hierarchy. It’s God, then man. The leaders who conspired against Stephen put their faith in man, not God. Had their desires been to honor the Lord and not the memory of Moses, their hearts may have been receptive to Jesus’ message. Where does your heart lie?
Prayer: Lord God, help us to focus on you and your plan for salvation through Christ. Amen