Sunday, February 5, 2012

Inciting A Mob















I’ve been working through a Beth Moore bible study since the beginning of the year.  In the very first lesson, she highlighted the following scripture to demonstrate our enormous influence as women- either for good or evil.  Since I am no Beth Moore, and she did it so well, I am just going to copy how she walks through the scripture.


Acts 13:50

Then the Jews stirred up the influential religious women and leaders of the city, and they incited a mob against Paul and Barnabas and ran them out of town.

Who did the Jews purposefully incite first? ____________ (women)

How did Paul describe these women? ___________ (influential)

What did these women stir-up? ________________ (a mob)

Thank you Beth!


This was the very first Lesson of the study I did on January 1st.  There have been many good lessons between- actually all of them. But I just can’t get this one out of my mind.  We as women have a wonderful and terrible ability to influence.  In this specific case the devil was able to work through our fellow womenkind.  Susie told Sally who told Sammy who told her sisters and so on and so forth. Paul and Barnabas didn’t stand a chance once the band wagon got to rolling. The idea of inciting a mob sounds scary.  I can imagine Paul and Barnabas looking back at a herd of women tossing up a dust storm with skirts hiked for running.  Perhaps they had rocks in their hands- even scarier.  What if when we opened our mouths to incite a mob, we spoke to each other about Jesus?  What if we asked each other to church or to a bible study?  What if we whispered to each other the lessons we had learned or are learning?  What if we confessed one to another?  What if we shared our testimonies?  What if we humbled ourselves before the Lord as imperfect beings?  What if we incited a mob of women for God?  







17 comments:

  1. I love this post! I am a rural woman at heart but am stuck in NYC for now :( I will take these words to heart though and live by them no matter where I'm planted :)

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    1. I'm just learning about being able to reply. Sorry such a long time coming. Stay rural at heart but love that city while you are there. We can incite a mob where ever we are. Thank you for joining us.

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  2. I love that phrase, "..a mob of women for God!" What a sight that would be! Women definitely are influential.

    And I'm so happy you got your Sunday post up. I didn't get a chance to..fighting stomach bugs this week :(

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    1. I'm just figuring some things out- like replying:) I enjoy your Sunday posts too Heather. Thank you.

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  3. Oh, I've been reading yours Heather. We should tag team.

    Thanks Holly.

    Thanks Anonymous. Bloom where you're planted! Our plant a crop where you're blooming- I'm so corny. Cracking myself up:)

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  4. A Mob for God - what a cool idea! Very thoughtful post and I'm going to have to go look up the Beth Moore link!

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    1. Sherry, You won't be sorry! I have learned so much from this study. We women could move mountains if we wanted.

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  5. Kasse, thank you for being a whisperer and a sharer, a humble person and a safe place for confessions!! Janie

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  6. Really great message, thank you! And I agree...we as women have a God given talent for influence even where we seem to lack power. Lovely words to read on a Monday, thanks!

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  7. I just now read this post. I was about to email you yesterday and ask what Bible study you were doing. HA! Glad I waited (:

    Such a great message we should all take to heart.

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    1. This one is fantastic. I just have the workbook and nothing else- suppose to have tapes and other stuff, but the wb alone is great! What study are you doing?

      Kasse D.

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