“And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered…. So I sent to you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here present in the sight of God, to hear al l that you have been commanded by the Lord” (Acts 10: 27, 33).

“So on the morrow Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and they entered the audience hall with the military tribunes and the prominent men of the city. Then by command of Festus Paul was brought in” (Acts 25: 23).

These are two different audiences gathering together to hear the gospel. There is a great difference in the makeup of the audiences. The first was a household, a family, servants, and soldiers; the second was a gathering of self-important people. The first gathering wanted to know God. The second gathering was curious. One hundred percent of the first group was converted as soon as they received the minimum of truth. To our knowledge, none of the second group responded to the Gospel.

It is wonderful to share the gospel to people who want to know it. There are many such people. Please pray with me that they will come into contact with us daily and that we will be ready to share it with them.

Written in 1981.