IBS March 28, 2017
“And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”
This verse makes me chuckle in awe. This verse comes after the fact that the apostles had been brought before the council, and were going to face consequences from them for sharing the good news. Yet, because the Lord’s hand was upon the lives of the apostles, a Pharisee of the council, advised to let the men go due to previous happenings with men in the past, who had had many followers but eventually came to nothing. He was telling the men of the council not to be worried for he believed the apostles too, would come to nothing. Little did they know that the name of Jesus would never cease to spread and because of men like the apostles, who were willing to give their all, the good news of Jesus Christ is still being spread today.
The moment these men were released from the council, they went straight back to sharing the good news. Every day they proclaimed to the people that Jesus is the Christ. Lord, I want my heart to be like that…Lord, I want to have such urgency and fervency to share about You.