Hungry for the Truth

22 News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.

25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. Acts 11:22-26

Saul and Barnabus taught new Believers about the Christian faith. They themselves were still very young in the faith, so who taught them the basics of the faith? Saul was a devout Jew so he knew Jewish law, and was only beginning to understand grace. Given the circumstances that both men were living in, God must have endowed them from on high with great teaching in a way that we might not understand.

In any event, great numbers of people were being saved. Rather than rest on their laurels, they taught the people. The people were hungry for the truth.

I have a young co-worker who is hungry for the truth. The last time I spoke with him he was devouring philosophy and religious books. He listens to great Christian and secular speakers regarding philosophy and religion. One of his minors in college was Religious Philosophy. I told him I’d be praying for him. His response? “That’s what my mom says too.”

Who in your circle of influence is hungry for the truth? New Believers always seem to be starving for the truth because they are combating dozens of years of untruths and flat out lies. You are in this person’s path for a reason. Ask God to reveal to you how to proceed.

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