Chapter 17:5 But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.
Chapter 17:6 When they did not find them, they began dragging Jason and some brethren before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have upset the world have come here also;
Chapter 17:7 and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.”
Chapter 17:8 They stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things.
Chapter 17:9 And when they had received a pledge from Jason and the others, they released them.
Chapter 17:10 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews.
In verse 5, the Jews are irritated and are using men who are heathens to form a mob and attack the house of Jason, presumably where Paul, Silas and Timothy were staying. The mob wanted to bring them out so that they could most likely stone them for throwing their city into chaos because of beliefs in which they disagreed. After not finding them, the mob went to the city officials and plead their case, and in which we see that the officials were told that Paul was speaking that their was another king, Jesus as well as Caesar. In verse 9, the authorities made Jason put up a bond, which would be forfeitable if there were more trouble. The brethren sent Paul and Silas away to Berea to avoid further trouble.
Notice at the end of verse 10, what Paul and Silas immediately do. They go right back to the synagogue of the Jews in Berea. When we are bold for the cause of Christ and face adversity, what do we do? Do we go out immediately and do God’s will. The question for today is this: Are you doing what God is calling you to do? If not, what is holding you back? Paul knew without question what was his calling. I pray for each reader of this, that you will find and accept what God is calling you to do without question.