I appreciate how Paul respected the ways of the Athenians in this passage. He knew idol worship was sinful, but he also recognized that the Athenians did not yet know that! He started by speaking of what they did know and reasoned out to who God truly is. He treated the Athenians as rational, intelligent people, which lent credence to his proclamation that all people are children of God and bear His image. He trusted that the truth of God was enough to convince the Athenians and that they did not need to be chided or condescended to. How can we speak to people who do not know God with this same respect that Paul showed?'