He Shook Out His Garments

Run With It

Acts 18:5-6 ESV

“When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, ‘Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.’”

Now, Paul did not go running away at the first sign of opposition. He had been opposed by the Jews for a long while, and he had faced much persecution from them repeatedly. So, this was not an instantaneous decision on his part to leave them and to go to the Gentiles. This had been going on a long while, and he finally decided that “enough was enough!”

Sometimes when we face opposition and persecution the Lord says to stay and to trust him, and then other times he may…

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