Paul went to the Jews in the synagogue, as he customarily did, and on three Sabbath days he addressed them from the scriptures, — Acts 17:2 NET
Paul was a man of habits. “His custom was” always to attend church.
It is a fine thing to have such a “custom.” Too many people grow careless about going to church. Those who become Christ’s friends should come out and join Christ’s company.
Some people believe on Christ, but stay mixed up in the old company, and nobody knows that they are Christians. That is not what Christ wants us to do.
Sometimes the true thing in time of persecution is to go away. The missionaries left Thessalonica by night. There was no reason why they should stay longer. So they went on to Berea. We may never flee from our duty, but it may sometimes be our duty to flee. The Bereans showed their nobility of character by receiving the words of Paul readily and making inquiry to see if they were according to the Scriptures.
It is the mark of a narrow mind to refuse to examine what is said before rejecting it.
Mornings With God - June 10
Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.