Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Do My Part, Not God's
Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 12-13, Psalm 21, Acts 1
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