Observation: I am so grateful that God encourages us. You likely have noticed the trials Paul has been experiencing. In Corinth, God tells Paul that he can take a deep breath after these trials because he will be free of the trials for a season. What a blessing from God to Paul!
Question: How do we witness to people with no church background? One of the unique aspects of this reading is noticing that Paul started with the scriptures to share Christ until he came to Athens. In Athens he was dealing with people who had no knowledge of the scriptures so he actually started by appealing to God as Creator.
Application: I want to be like the Bereans: always searching the scriptures to make sure that teaching I hear is Biblical.
Prayer: God, I praise You that You give me life, and breath, and all things.