2/23/15 Daily Devotion

Acts 4:1-4 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.

As Peter and John proclaimed the truth of Jesus, there was a mixed reaction from the crowd. The religious leaders did not appreciate their message because it took away from their personal glory, their personal elevation within the eyes of the people. This is what they lived for. This is what they desired. They loved to be on the top, they loved it when they were elevated above the “common.” Then there was the reaction of the common. The majority of them embraced the teaching centered around Jesus. The majority of them embraced the ideology of Jesus. In their anger, the religious leaders placed Peter and John in jail, hoping it would thwart their efforts. Instead, the number of those who believed increased by more than five thousand. Their efforts brought about changed lives. Consider now what results your efforts to spread the gospel have brought forth.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me make an energetic effort to share the gospel with others.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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