Daily Devotion 3/17/15

Acts 5:15-17 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.The Apostles Persecuted Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 

One would think that the religious leaders would be elated with what was happening. One would think that they would get excited about people’s lives being changed. One would think that they would get behind the disciples and encourage them to continue to powerfully share the presence of God, while changing lives in His name. They couldn’t do any of this, however, because they were jealous. Their jealousy came as the result of neglect. The people neglected to give the religious leaders and credit for what was happening, so jealousy set in deep within their hearts. Has anything really changed? Jealousy comes in the same form today. We get jealous when we are not getting attention, enough attention, but how much is enough? This happens in our homes. It happens in our schools. It happens in the work place, and it happens within the church. We have a tendency to want a pat on the back, to receive honor, even in the smallest of ways. There is nothing wrong with someone recognizing your achievements. There is nothing wrong with someone noticing what you have done, but if this is your motivation, you are wrongly motivated.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me to serve You only because You first served me.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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