2/24/15 Daily Devotion

Acts 4:8-10 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.

Peter’s words are specifically directed to the religious leaders. As he brings forth this disheartening statement, Luke specifically mentions that Peter was not acting upon his own desires or observations; but instead he was filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking on behalf of God. He tells them that this man was healed through the name of Jesus, the same man that they led off to be crucified. Peter was not acting in a forceful manner. He was simply, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, speaking the truth. The truth is relative. In some situations, people prefer to spare someone’s feelings and not share the absolute truth, but what good does this do for them and their situations? We must be willing to bring forth the truth of the gospel, the whole entire truth, in such a way that it serves to guide people to the cross, thus showing them the path to salvation.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me share the truth of the gospel in such a way that it will help people change without pushing them farther away from You, father away from salvation.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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