Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday, June 17th: Nehemiah 7-9; Acts 3 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Nehemiah 7-9; Acts 3

2 A man who was lame from birth was being carried there. He was placed each day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so that he could beg from those entering the temple. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple, he asked for money. 4 Peter, along with John, looked straight at him and said, “Look at us.” 5 So he turned to them, expecting to get something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!”

Of course, the first thing I think of every time I read this is the kids song we learned about this passage.  Did anybody else learn it too?

In case you don't know it, here it is :)
https://youtu.be/RFZJFXvuv0A


This time when I read it, it made me think of something.  The lame man asked for money, and instead received healing.

How often do we ask too little of God?  Or ask for something we don't actually need?  Yes, the man needed money.  But he needed the use of his legs far more than a few coins!  

We, too, need more than material things.
We even need more than physical healing.
Above all we need spiritual healing.  And even after that - continued spiritual growth. 

May we see beyond our immediate needs and dare to ask God for something big, and even better, something with eternal value.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Nehemiah 10-11; Acts 4:1-22

1 comment:

Nathan Reimer said...

Good point, we need above all things, continued spiritual growth. This should be our goal, to continue growing closer to God by learning to be the person He wants us to be. We've come to know God, and that's awesome, but now we need to take the next step and grow closer to Him.