Scripture to Read: Acts 3:22–26
We know God’s Word is all about Him and how He offers everyone His love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness through Christ our Lord. God used Peter (in Acts 3:22–26) to share with the people how Moses and all of the prophets shared about the coming of Christ. God used Peter also to tell the people how He sent Christ to them first, the nation of Israel, to get them to turn away from their sinful ways and to turn to Christ as Lord. As God led Peter, through His Holy Spirit in Peter, to speak about Moses, He had Peter quote from Deuteronomy 18:15, Deuteronomy 18:18–19, and Leviticus 23:29 to remind the people of what God had shared through Moses with the nation of Israel in Moses’ day. It’s incredibly humbling to be reminded in Acts 3:23, “And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.” God offers everyone repentance through Christ our Lord, but there comes a day when destruction will come to those who refuse to listen to God’s servants who proclaim Christ as Lord. It is imperative that we, as God’s children, proclaim Christ to everyone God brings across our path. But we must also remember that each listener has to decide to follow Christ or turn away from Christ. We have the privilege of being used by God as His spokespeople, but we cannot change anyone’s life. Life change comes through surrendering to Christ as Lord and following Him for the rest of our lives.
Challenge & Application
· Since the day of destruction for everyone who refuses Christ is coming, how are you sharing Christ with those around you?
· How are you pursuing your intimacy with Christ each day so that you do not miss what He has for you to do each day?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!