Stephen: The first Christian who was martyred in the book of acts.
There were many false accusations that stirred up against him. Instead of defending himself, he preached the gospel and told the Jews that they rejected their savior.
Then, he was stoned to death.
I always find myself defending my spiritually. Stephen shows me that it isn’t necessary.
He could have used that moment to claim his innocence. He found something much more important than that.
So important, it was worth dying for.