Ezekiel 26-28 -
Tyre experiences success through their shipping of imports and exports. God has Ezekiel tell the prince of Tyre - “Your heart is proud going around saying “I am god”..Your sharp intellect made you world wealthy... but the money has gone to your head swelled your head... what a big head... you had everything going for you... your beauty went to your head. You corrupted wisdom by using it to get worldly fame...by sin after sin after sin by your corrupt ways of doing business, you defiled your holy places of worship.
Acts 17:16-17:34 -
The longer Paul waited for Silas & Timothy in Athens, the angrier he got re what he saw around him. He discussed it with the Jews and every day he went out into the streets. Some dismissed him with sarcasm but others listened to him about Jesus& were intrigued....
So Paul took his stand & laid the word out for them... emphasizing that He is near.... and he is calling for a radical life change... and he has already appointed the judge confirming him before everyone by raising them from the dead. After he said raising them from the dead, the listeners split, some laughed at him and walked away while others asked him to do this again, to hear more.