Acts 18:23-19:7
And he departed there, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God…

In him we see —

I. A MAN WITH GREAT NATURAL GIFTS DEVOTING THEM TO THE STUDY AND EXPOSITION OF DIVINE TRUTH. All good men cannot be preachers, but intellectual gifts are put to their noblest use when they are employed in the discovery and proclamation of Divine truth, or for the advancement of righteousness. What a difference between Apollos and some eloquent politician or lawyer who uses his gifts merely to win fame and wealth.

II. A GREAT MAN CONDESCENDING TO BE INSTRUCTED BY SOCIAL AND MENTAL INFERIORS. Apollos was an Alexandrian scholar — a rank corresponding to that of a graduate of Oxford or Cambridge, and yet he submitted to be taught by a tent maker and his wife. Let us accept truth from any quarter. Many poor persons are well qualified to instruct great scholars in the things of the kingdom.

III. A GREAT MAN RISKING ALL HIS PROSPECTS OF WORLDLY ADVANCEMENT IN THE EXPOSITION OF UNPOPULAR TRUTHS. Consider how the Jews would have rewarded Apollos had he shown that Jesus was not the Christ. Let it be our concern to ascertain not whether our opinions are likely to be popular, but whether they are true; and if they are true let us not fear to make them known.

(R. A. Bertram.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

WEB: He departed there, and went into the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.

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