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But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
St. Paul had become weary of continuously being rejected by the Jews. The Jews had stirred people up with false accusations about Paul’s “Messiah,” Jesus, everywhere he had been up to then. At this point in the narrative, St. Paul was filled with righteous indignation. He said, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on, I will go to the Gentiles.” St. Paul became known as the Apostle to the Gentiles. He decided to “Go Where He Was Appreciated!”
To be honest, I am a result of Paul’s ministry because I, too, am a Gentile. The truth is gentiles are desperate for a savior, and the Jews are still waiting for their messiah to come. Too bad most people of Jewish descent could have had two in one if they would only acknowledge the load of Old Testament Biblical evidence that Jesus has fulfilled every promise of those who prophesied the coming Messiah. Instead of fighting with the Jews, on this occasion Paul decided that the fight would be over if he made just one change. He decided to “Go Where You’re Appreciated!” When he did, everything changed. God opened unparalleled doors of opportunity, and revival began to hit everywhere he went. I’m not saying he didn’t have any opposition from that point on. I’m saying there was an open door to the Gentiles that had never been there before! Maybe you’ve been rejected by people who didn’t know your address and name and your calling. But that is fixing to change today! Start by “Going Where You’re Appreciated!”
I know there are new open doors for me out there today. I’m going to begin to “Go Where I’m Appreciated! Amen