A C T S.
We have here a further account of the travels of
Paul, and his services and sufferings for Christ. He was not like a
candle upon a table, that gives light only to one room, but like
the sun that goes its circuit to give light to many. He was called
into Macedonia, a large kingdom, ch. xvi. 9. He began with Philippi,
because it was the first city he came to; but he must not confine
himself to this. We have him here, I. Preaching and persecuted at
Thessalonica, another city of Macedonia, ver. 1-9. II. Preaching at Berea, where he
met with an encouraging auditory, but was driven thence also by
persecution, ver. 10-15.
III. Disputing at Athens, the famous university of Greece
(ver. 16-21), and the
account he gave of natural religion, for the conviction of those
that were addicted to polytheism and idolatry, and to lead them to
the Christian religion (ver.
22-31), together with the success of this sermon,