They dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” (Acts 17:6–7)
What if we heard these words again from those in our own generation?
“These Christians are turning the world upside down! They are acting against the Caesars of our day.
They are disobeying the Caesar of Success by praying for their competitors, making career choices that put family over finances, and seeking to be above reproach in their business practices.
They are dethroning the Caesar of Money by giving away their possessions and downsizing.
They are acting against the Caesar of Leisure and entertainment by sacrificing vacation time to go to foreign countries to help others who will never be able to return the favor.
They refuse to worship the Caesar of Sex and instead commit themselves to chastity, purity, and faithfulness in marriage for life.
They are acting against the Caesar of Power by modeling the self-giving love of their King.
And most of all, these Christians are saying there is another King—Jesus.”
(from the new book Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals by Trevin Wax)
[HT: Crossway Books Blog]