Friday, April 27, 2018
Friday, April 27th: 2 Samuel 10-12; Acts 7 ~ Emma
Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Samuel 10-12; Acts 7
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Samuel 13-15; Acts 8
“As they stoned him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died.” - Acts of the Apostles 7:59-60
Even in his death, Stephen glorified God. He perfectly exemplified “love your neighbour as yourself” in that moment. As he was being stoned for his faith, he asked God to save his accusers.
That is a bold, loving, Christ-like faith. We need to be like Stephen. We need to be living for God, and God alone. We need to pray for those who hurt us, and ask God to forgive them. We need to put our pride aside, and remember that we too are sinners, and we too have hurt people, and we too are no better than the ones who hurt us.
We need to love so boldly that we would pray for our accusers, our enemies, and all who hurt us. We need to live like Jesus, and do everything for His glory.