Though from the beginning God had promised blessing to all the nations through the seed of Abraham, Israel had always considered God to be theirs alone. In Acts 13, through the preaching of Paul, we see how hardened the Jews have become and how open to the gospel are the peoples of the world. Today we are given a glimpse of how the gospel can both compel and repel. For some, the gospel is the power of God unto salvation; for others it acts to bring their rebellious hearts to the surface for all to see. But in every event, when the truth is told, God is glorified, and that’s our only goal!