October 12, 2017
Paul is Called A “babbler”
Acts 17:18 (KJB) Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
To many lost ancient people, the words and actions of Paul seemed strange. They even called him a “babbler” because his words seemed “out of this world” to their spiritually shuttered ears.
To Paul, this title “a babbler” must have seemed like a great compliment!
It served to prove that he was set apart from the natural ways and words of this world. Why? Because he preached about the Truth of Jesus and the resurrection. The entrance of this truth provided a great light amid the darkness at work in this world.
His words were indeed supernatural in nature!
What about you? Do your words and ways blend in with the ways of this world or are they aligned with God? There is quite a difference between the ways of man and the truth of God.
A man or woman of God should always stand out being illuminated with the great light and truth of God against the wide sheath of darkness at work in this world. Blending in with the world in deeds and words serves to align a man with the god of this world rather than the truth of God.