Jealousy Attacks Paul
Jealousy is more cruel than the grave (Song 8:6) and will murder any rival if necessary. The Jews were supposed to be the spiritual leaders of the world, but when the Jews saw the Gentiles responding to the Holy Spirit they were furious. They did not want to share spiritual rulership with anyone. Thus, they hated Paul and his message and stirred up the whole city against him.
Jason was one of the Thessalonians who embraced Paul's Gospel. When there was a hint of trouble against Paul and the brethren he sheltered them. When the mob rushed into the home of Jason and did not find Paul and Silas, they dragged Jason and several other brethren to the city officials. They complained: “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; whom Jason has welcomed into his house.” Their complaints were political in nature.
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