Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Do My Part, Not God's

Today’s Bible Reading:  Exodus 12-13, Psalm 21, Acts 1
Topic: Witnessing

SCRIPTURE:  Acts 1:7-8

7 And He (Jesus) said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me… (Acts 1:7-8 NKJV).


This passage is well known and often quoted by Pentecostals.  As I read this again today, I am struck with this message:  “Do what you are called to do and let God do the rest.”  There are some things about God and His purview that are unknowable and incomprehensible to man; therefore, don’t guess (v. 7).  Concern yourself rather with those things God has made clear to you to do—those things He has empowered you for — for instance, being a “witness” to Him (v. 8).


I must study God’s Word and commune with Him continually that I may know Him and his ways better day by day.  What I gain of knowledge and understanding I must convey to others clearly with His help.  But I must avoid conjecture and realize that some knowledge is beyond me.


Lord, make me a blessed witness for You. 

In Jesus’ name and for Christ’s sake.  Amen.  -AP

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