Read Acts 19 today.

This chapter continues the story of Paul’s missionary journeys. While in Ephesus, the crowd was stirred into a mob by one of the makers of idols. He was angry because Paul’s teaching about Jesus was going to have an impact on his business. It is surprising to learn that he was not as interested in learning about the truth about Jesus as he was about his livelihood. His reaction was very strong and very negative.
There are times when all of us can react badly to the good news when it challenges something we have become used to. How would we respond if someone were to tell us that something in our lifestyle does not align with what it means to be a mature follower of Jesus? Consider the things you say and do throughout each day. Is there anything there that might need an adjustment?
Acts 19:23-28 NLT
About that time, serious trouble developed in Ephesus concerning the Way. [24] It began with Demetrius, a silversmith who had a large business manufacturing silver shrines of the Greek goddess Artemis. He kept many craftsmen busy. [25] He called them together, along with others employed in similar trades, and addressed them as follows:
“Gentlemen, you know that our wealth comes from this business. [26] But as you have seen and heard, this man Paul has persuaded many people that handmade gods aren’t really gods at all. And he’s done this not only here in Ephesus but throughout the entire province! [27] Of course, I’m not just talking about the loss of public respect for our business. I’m also concerned that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will lose its influence and that Artemis-this magnificent goddess worshiped throughout the province of Asia and all around the world-will be robbed of her great prestige!”
[28] At this their anger boiled, and they began shouting, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”