Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 1st: Deuteronomy 13-15, Acts 4:1-22 ~ Nathan
Chapter 13 gives three examples of different people that can lead us away from God. To all three the Bible tells us very clearly to get rid of this influence by killing it off.
We need to read and study the Bible, pray and support others who do the same. There are many present day people or influences that are trying to steer us away from God. An example of this is what's going on now with homosexuals now being allowed by the government to marry in the US. It's all disguised and described as it being done for "love", and yet it's clearly against what the Bible says and what God has planned for us and how He created us. God is love, so how can sin be love? Love the sinner, not the sin.
This is one of the things we need to be on guard about, and not let what society says effect our thinking about God and what we learn from the scriptures.
In our reading from Acts we see how the educated Sadducees, rulers, and elders tried to find blame with Peter and John, who had just healed a cripple and had a large crowd following them. They found Peter and John annoying and tried to shut them down, but these powerful men were no match for the Gospel. The power of the Gospel won over a large crowd and all efforts to shut it up were useless.
Let this be a reminder for us, we have the Holy Spirit within us, which is more powerful than anything the world can try to do to us. Let this motivate us to want to do God's will.