Sergius Paulus wanted to hear the Word of God. So he called for Paul and Barnabas to come preach to him.
When the preachers arrived Elymas, a false prophet who was with Sergius, tried to block Barnabas and Paul from getting to Sergius.
Elymas knew that these preachers spoke truth and he wanted Sergius to have no part in it. He knew that a change in Sergio’s’ heart would mean that he’d be out of a job.
Are you under the impression that no one really intends to hurt you? Or That everyone is looking out for your best interest?
Don’t be deceived.
The battle we are in is real. Be careful who you surround yourself with and who you allow to have influence over you.