Thanks for joining us on the series on the man called Stephen. We have looked at his life, spiritual growth and few lessons about his death. This piece is the concluding part. We have seen few lessons from Stephen’s death in the last piece. Please go here to check it out.
At High Heat Of The Pain
I have had to think about the pain of Stephen at the point of His death. On a second thought, I discovered that something else was his goal. The goal will always reduce magnitude of the pain. I saw 2 Corinthians 4:17 in the incident because Jesus Himself appeared to receive him (Acts 7:55). What an honour! At the very high height of your pain, do you remember God at all?
Stephen did not only remember God in his affliction, he kept the knowledge of God as well. There are many people that lost out all they ever believed about God because of their afflictions. Check his sermon in Acts 7, it covers the entire Bible. That’s the knowledge of God revealed even in the most turbulent time. So he kept to God. He maintained his stand with God just like Job.
He Died Working For God
This is the most thoughtful for me. I mean the man kept working for God even when a physical deliverance was not forthcoming. He was still doing soul winning. A lot of us will be thinking of a way out by that time or a way to talk ourselves out of the looming trouble. Stephen went on to evangelize. Some have stopped working for God in Church because of issues in finance, marriage etc.
There is an hymn I love so much titled “It pays to serve Jesus, I speak from my heart” written by EIl G. Christy. There is a line that says “I will die at my duty post” Friends, I made a decision to die at my duty post. I don’t know about you but I will die at my duty post. Mine is to teach the word of God, go find yours. Stephen died at the duty post so will I in Jesus name.
I hope you have picked one or two things from the first part of the lessons from Stephen’s death. Lets hear from you via the comment section below. Do not hesitate to share with loved ones through the social media handles. Stay tuned for the concluding part of this piece