Saturday, February 4, 2017
Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 37-38, Psalm 19, Acts 11
Topic: God’s Love
SCRIPTURE: Acts 11:18
18 When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.” (Acts 11:18 NKJV)
Bigotry is such a product of ignorance and culture. I love this verse because it’s like – “bing,” the light bulb just came on for the Jewish believers. When they were presented with the evidence that Gentiles had believed in Jesus and had received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, it was like, “Wow, God loves other people besides just us!” Which of course, as we pointed out in yesterday’s devotion, was always the case. But because of their ignorance and cultural mindset, such a concept never occurred to them. The good part of this verse is that they were willing to be enlightened and to have their thinking changed. Thank God!
The real bigots in the world are those who refuse to be changed—who wallow in their ignorance—who will close their eyes and cover their ears to any new revelation.
May people see and hear YOUR heart Lord!
Through Christ. Amen. -AP