Scripture to Read: Acts 3:13–16
Since our devotions are laid out to follow God’s Word systematically, we get to build upon each devotion from the day’s previous devotions. In Acts 3:13–16, God uses Peter to share with the amazed crowd Who performed the miracle that made the lame man whole and able to walk. God had Peter share this: “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him. 14 But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses. 16 And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.” God used Peter to immediately point the people’s hearts back to Him. God even has Peter remind the people that they were the ones who “disowned” Christ and wanted a murderer to be released. God led Peter to describe our Lord as the “Holy and Righteous One” and the “Prince of life.” Finally, God used Peter to tell the crowd that the name of Jesus healed this lame man. We must proclaim Jesus, for only by His name are lives changed as they place their faith in Him.
Challenge & Application
· What did God lead Peter to do, and what can we learn from what God had Peter share with the crowd?
· Why is it so important for us to share Jesus with people and not just invite them to attend a worship service about Him?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!