Jesus calls scandalously ordinary young men to follow him because he thought they had what it took to be like him.
In Acts 17, Paul and Silas reasoned with the Jews for three Sabbaths about Jesus being the Messiah – and many were convinced of his message. Some of Jesus’ followers were staying at Jason’s house. The most powerful religious leaders in the world at the time described their message this way:
“And when they could not find them, 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…” (v. 6, ESV)
I love that phrase: “these men who have turned the world upside down.”
This thought has remained with me the past several days: ordinary followers of Jesus, by being obedient to him, turned the world upside down.