Many believed in Berea because they searched the Scriptures daily to confirm what they heard from gospel preachers. Understanding the Scriptures brings about salvation, growth and establishment in the faith. It is the Word of God in the heart that makes solid, stable and consistent believers.
Some things that you do may not be evil in themselves but can cause others to stumble. Therefore, for the sake of others who Christ died for, we must abstain from all appearance of evil. Every heaven-bound child of God must ensure that their good works are not evil spoken of: considering others in all that they do.
Men may forget you but God will surely remember you. He will send help and deliver you in due time. Joseph requested the chief butler to remember and mention him to Pharaoh but he forgot until God created the situation that announced Joseph before Pharaoh. Learn to put your trust in the Lord. Joseph did not need the help of man for his God-given dreams to be fulfilled. God will never share His glory with any man. You need God, not a god-father.
As the opportunity comes to help someone, use it without delay. See yourself as a conduit of the blessings of God. DO NOT hinder the flow. Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee - Proverbs 3:27-28. Do whatever you can to help that needy person now because a missed opportunity may never come again.
Seeing that the Jews were pleased when he executed James the brother of John, King Herod arrested Apostle Peter intending to kill him also. Now Peter was being held in a maximum security prison with 16 soldiers watching over him. The night before the day Herod would have executed him, Peter slept between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with soldiers on guard at the door to prevent his escape. However, Peter did not loose his peace, knowing fully well that the executioner would be coming for him in the morning.