1/15/15 Daily Devotion

Acts 1:20-22 “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the book of Psalms, “ ‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’and, “ ‘May another take his place of leadership.’  Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

Peter denied Jesus three times. He feared for his own life and turned his back on his Lord, but Jesus restored him to a position of servanthood, a position of leadership. After arriving in Jerusalem, after seeking the wisdom of God, Peter leads the others in finding a replacement for Judas. He leads them in making whole again the 12 that Jesus had chosen and taught. There were requirements, important requirements, that this replacement had to meet. The most important was knowledge of Jesus, knowledge of Jesus from the beginning. But this knowledge had to come from personal experience, from experiencing personally the presence, wisdom, and teaching of Jesus. Why was this so important? Someone who had experienced Jesus would be better equipped to present Him to the world. How does this translate into our lives? We must be careful who is put into positions of leadership and teaching. They must possess a vast knowledge of Jesus, knowledge that can be transferred into guidance and set them within the lives of others. These are important positions, and filling them should be carefully considered.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me come to a powerful understanding of Your Word and Your ways, and help me utilize this knowledge to change the world in Your name.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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