“Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And there was great joy in that city” (Acts 8:5, 8).
What a powerful report is shared with us. In those early days of the church, Philip preached in Samaria and shared the awesome truth of Christ. The end result was great joy in the city. So the question is, “Why was the city filled with joy?” The answer is found in Acts 8:6. They paid attention and took heed to what Philip was preaching. It reminds me that yesterday two kinds of people left church. The first kind attended a church service, paid little attention and left unchanged. The second kind worshipped in the service and left with their hearts convicted, blessed, and changed. Which would describe you?
For today: Knowing Christ is the greatest blessing that you can ever experience. Do you know Him, and if so, are you in His Word, heeding what He tells you and are you experiencing this joy?