Sudden Wisdom!

Posted: Monday, February 1, 2010 in Acts, New Testament
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Acts 2:37-39
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.

After reading through the gospels, the first thing that strikes me about Acts is that the disciples have suddenly matured and are a different set of people. No longer do they seem silly, doubting, tense or confused but they seem to be transformed and the obvious reason is not alcohol as some locals witnessing this change commented it might be. Peter stood up to speak and the 10 other disciples stood up with him and there seemed to be no bickering or doubts about what he spoke. What was happening here? What happened to these local uneducated fishermen that they suddenly grew wise?

All along the Bible, people have held onto the prophets and the disciples as significant. The Jews hold onto Moses’ law, some Christians look up to the disciples as special but the reality of the matter is that everything is about God, his son Jesus Christ and the ministering of the Holy Spirit. The change the disciples encountered was not of their own accord, not because they suddenly understood and certainly not because they were a special set of humans. They were empowered by the Spirit of God that was at work in and through them. Today we are called to submit our lives to Christ and to let the Holy Spirit work in and through us, not to be called great but to direct the world to Jesus Christ, the savior!

In His Loving Service,
Vineet

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Comments
  1. Hi Vineet. Yes, we have the same calling as did the first disciples, i.e to point the lost to Jesus, the Saviour of the world. Paul was wise in saying that ‘he beats up his body daily so that after he has qualified others he might not be disqualified. That tells me that as followers of Christ, we remain vulnerable where it not for the Holy Spirit’s help, we would be unable to make it to the finish line.

  2. And by the way, I like the new look of your site.

    Blessings,

    Gladwell

    • ServantBoy says:

      Thanks Gladwell for reinforcing what the Word says. Often, we reflect on our brokenness and realize how we desperately need the savior every moment of our lives. Thank you for your faithful comments and support. God bless you!

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