However, the Jews provoked the prominent women among the Gentile God-worshippers, as well as the city’s leaders. They instigated others to harass Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their district. Paul and Barnabas shook the dust from their feet and went to Iconium. Because of the abundant presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, the disciples were overflowing with happiness. Acts 13:42-52 (CEB)
Every Christian has been commissioned to spread the good news of the gospel to the ends of the earth. This was the last instruction given by Jesus Christ to the disciples before He ascended. However, not every one will be responsive to the call to salvation and there is nothing we can do about that. Every one has been given a choice to choose life or choose death. There will always be those who turn a deaf ear to the gospel and make a choice to reject Christ. When that happens, there is really nothing more to be said.
Those who choose to rebel against God’s authority will undoubtably rebel against His servants. When that happens we can’t allow their rejection to affect us. The Holy Spirit is alive in us, producing good work. We should cling to the peace and joy that is ours through faith in Jesus Christ and with holy boldness, do as Christ instructed and shake their dust off. Shake off their filth and keep it moving.
Wherever they don’t welcome you, as you leave that city, shake the dust off your feet as a witness against them. Luke 9:5 (CEB)