And they that conducted Paul brought him to Athens: and receiving a commandment to Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed…
We are taught by this passage —
I. TO BE DEEPLY AFFECTED BY THE MORAL CONDITION OF THE WORLD.
1. Paul's was the excitement of fervent zeal for the honour of Christ.
2. He felt also the outrage done by idolatry to the dignity of human nature.
3. In this excitement the love of souls was not wanting.
II. THAT SUCH AN AFFECTION WILL LEAD TO THE USE OF ACTIVE MEANS FOR THE WORLD'S SALVATION.
1. Paul was never ashamed of Christ's gospel.
2. He laid aside all fears of failure.
3. He does not remain inactive at Athens because he has no particular mission there.
Parallel VersesKJV: And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.