Paul was accused of persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law as recorded in Acts 18:12-28. Back in the day of Paul, there was a tug of war between Judaism and Christianity. Some wanted to make Judaism the only recognized religion of the Roman Empire and to outlaw Christianity.
Isn’t it amazing how the Islamic Extremist desire to do the same today! The framers of the U. S. constitution provided for “Freedom of Religion”. Some see the threat of being taken over by other cultures and religions but some do not. Some see the consequences of an erosion of the constitution and the subsequent erosion of our freedoms but some do not. That’s the main reason there is such a divide in our nation today. Maybe the real issue is that some are willing (Democrats and Republicans) to accept this erosion as long as they maintain power even to the detriment of the citizenry.
To stop the cultural and religious erosion, find out what it is that God can do through you. Just like Apollos who was a very effective speaker but lacked knowledge in the ways of God and the Scriptures, we can use our skills for His glory as we gain knowledge in His ways. People around us can enlarge our understanding and help us fill the gaps.
For those who already have a strong knowledge of God’s ways, be understanding and patient just like Aquila and Priscilla where with Apollos. Recognize talents in others and gently fill the gaps to their knowledge of the truth. By combining tact with truth, new servants will be equipped to carry out God’s work.
Lord, this day, we may not know all we need to know but You can use us for Your glory. We come to You in prayer today and know our greatest strength is You. We may have a few talents that You can use but our greatest strength or power is prayer because we are speaking to the ONE who already has every answer. We are confident that if we do not know everything, You will provide those who can fill the gaps and for this, we are thankful. In Jesus name. Amen.