“But the word of the Lord continued to grow and be multiplied.”
This short verse reminds me of the power of the Gospel! The passage immediately follows the account of Herod Agrippa’s death. Much like his grandfather, Herod the Great, Agrippa had tried and failed to silence the name of Jesus and His movement.
As Christians, we have been given the privilege of making disciples of all nations by going, baptizing, and teaching them to obey all Jesus has commanded. The Gospel shows us Jesus’ model for accomplishing this task and the book of Acts show us what multiplication looks like as Jesus’ model is followed. No doubt while on this journey, like those early disciples, we will face resistance and even persecution as the Enemy tries to silence the word of the Lord. Even so, take courage and be faithful because the Lord has the victory and His word will continue to grow and be multiplied!