The others accepted his advice. They called in the apostles and had them flogged. Then they ordered them never again to speak in the name of Jesus, and they let them go.
41 The apostles left the high council rejoicing that God had counted them worthy to suffer disgrace for the name of Jesus. 42 And every day, in the Temple and from house to house, they continued to teach and preach this message: “Jesus is the Messiah.”
This passage always makes me laugh because the response from the disciples after they are beaten is not to get angry with God for what happened and to stop preaching, it was continue to preach Jesus was the messiah. They could have taken the beating as a sign that they were doing the wrong thing, but they didnt they took it as asign that they were doing the right thing.
We easily get discouraged when trouble hits our lives we seem to think that our lives will be trouble free if we live for Jesus Kingdom. All of the prophets faced opoosition and most of them were killed for it. As modern day prophets what makes us think that we wont follow the same fate?