Saturday, April 28, 2012

Acts 2:7–8, 12

"They were completely amazed. 'How can this be?' they exclaimed. 'These people are all from Galilee, and yet we hear them speaking in our own native languages!' They stood there amazed and perplexed. 'What can this mean?' they asked each other."

"What can this mean?" This incident, when everyone heard God's message in their own language, was a most wonderful sign and symbol of what God would accomplish in the days after Jesus' ascension, in the new era of the new covenant. God's Spirit and salvation would be available to every single person on earth, regardless of background, gender, race, or age. There would be no barriers at all anymore! All would hear and have the opportunity to believe. What can you do to recapture the wonder of this truth and to share this good news with those whom God has put into your world?

Have a Great Day!
'Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.'

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Proverbs 26:24–26

"People may cover their hatred with pleasant words,
but they're deceiving you.
They pretend to be kind, but don't believe them.
Their hearts are full of many evils.
While their hatred may be concealed by trickery,
their wrongdoing will be exposed in public."

We are to be discerning and not naïve about people. Some people are deceptive. This passage suggests also that we should give people time for their true character to come out. When considering working with someone or beginning any other kind of long-term relationship, you have to give it time so you can discern that person's true character. Pay attention to what other people say about them; take the time to check things out. If there's anything to know, this passage suggests that it will come to light.