Men of the Bible — Demetrius
In Acts 19:24-38 a man name Demetrius is mentioned because he cause much trouble for Paul. Demetrius was a business man that sold little silver models that looked like the temple of the goddess Artemis. He made a lot of money selling these little silver models. Paul was visiting through Ephesus and was preaching the word. Paul told people that gods made by human hands are not real. Makes a lot of sense to me and I guess it made a lot of sense to a lot of people of that time.
Many products today make claim to false promises they can’t keep. Demetrius didn’t even believe in his own product. He accused Paul of making his God unimportant and destroying her greatness . He caused a lot of confusion among the people and wanted to bring charges against Paul.
I have a God that no man can destroy. My God is real and He provide all my needs. So be quit and think before you accuse or buy. Is this thing real.
In 3 John 1:12 Demetrius is well regarded by John and by everyone that knew him. This Demetrius spoke the truth. This is the kind of man we should be. Men that speaks the truth.
3 John 1:
11 My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; follow what is good. The one who does good belongs to God. But the one who does evil has never known God.
12 Everyone says good things about Demetrius, and the truth agrees with what they say. We also speak well of him, and you know what we say is true.