And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. Then they secretly instigated men who said, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.” And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council, and they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law, for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.” And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
by: Gabriela Alonzo.
Being filled with God’s wisdom and Spirit is vital in doing God’s work. Stephen was a man filled with grace, power, wisdom, and the Holy Spirit. As a result, despite those among the Jews plotting against him, Stephen went before their council with the face of an angel. When you are doing what is right in the sight of God, you will find opposition. The enemy is not concerned with those who do not fear God, but rather those who dedicate themselves to do His good works.