The crowd stood in awe at the bonfire before them. Fifty thousand pieces of silver worth shot up in flames. Purposefully.

The scorched items were once sorcerers books. The information, practices and beliefs went directly against what Paul had just taught. The material was the opposite of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

So the men, after accepting Jesus as their personal savior, took the books and burnt them. They wanted no evidence of the past in their future. They wanted no temptation as they moved forward.

Are you willing to destroy any object that might stand in the way of serving Christ?

Jesus loved you so much that he had himself crucified. The only way that he could be that perfect sinless sacrifice was to deny himself.

I encourage you to give up whatever it is that stands between you and a closer walk with our Lord.

Serve Jesus wholeheartedly.

Acts 19:17-20