The challenge of Demetrius.
Acts 19:26 “And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia. He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all.”
Do you have a Demetrius?
- Doesn’t seem to stop in its accusation against you – “And … “ or some translations have “Moreover …” He always has more to say against you.
- Watches what you do and what you say– “You see and hear …”
- Is convinced you are wrong – “led astray …” Demetrius and his customers are on the straight and narrow apparently.
- Exaggerates all the time – “the whole province of Asia.” Hardly.
- Selfishly looks out for themselves – Demetrius points the finger regarding their business that customers were no longer needing to buy from.
Now look at that list again and realise that as you walk with God you will face one or even all 5 of these challenges.