Acts 17: 10,11
The mind of a worshipper has to be in the right place to receive the Message of Christ and Him Crucified. Paul, after leaving Thessalonica, went to Berea and founded the Jews and the Gentiles in the synagogue. In other words, a new preacher comes to town, went to church, and found the locals in church seeking for the Word. Paul discovered the Bereans to be more noble-minded than the Thessalonians because they had a hunger for the Word of GOD. Verse 11 reads, “Now these [Bereans] were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so.” NASB Meaning they were eager to receive the Word, examined the Word daily, and waited for the manifestation of the Word.
We can see the Bereans eagerness for the Word in that they were at church either late at night or early in the morning. Verse 10 says that Paul and Silas fled from Thessalonica at night, Berea is about 45 to 50 miles southwest. And because I’m a thinking man I can see Paul and Silas were hot stepping at least half of the way trip, and it probably took about maybe three to four hours. So the first thing the new preacher sees when he get in the new city is Church-folk wanting a word, when everybody else want to sleep, now that had to do their heart some good.
People that want the Word are more than likely at church; 8am Service, 11am Service, Tuesday Night Prayer Service, and Wednesday Night Bible Study. Romans 10: 17, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” NKJV Another way to put it is, “Your Faith in GOD through Christ Jesus from presently hearing the Word of GOD, and while you are hearing the Word make sure you are hearing the undiluted Word of GOD.”
To Be Continued