It doesn’t end

“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.”  Acts 5:42.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Exodus 23-24, Palm 14, and Acts 5.

When you go to someone’s house you don’t normally teach the door-answerer something.  You proclaim something first.

The “good news” is surely proclaim worthy.

No one had to goad these folks into this, they were willing.

They had something important to tell folks and they persisted in doing it.

Sometimes they ended up in jail but that didn’t stop them.

I do not have their enthusiasm.  Why?  Do I not understand the significance of Who Jesus was and what He did?  That was Paul’s message and it was more than enough.

If God is truly running my life, then I will be telling others about Him.  He is an amazing God.  Yet my daily words are hardly about Him.

What’s wrong with my heart?  The debris must be removed.  The “new wine” must enter in.  The counterfeit gods must be recognized and demoted.

“Lord, the zeal of the apostles in Acts 5 is noticeable.  They are role models to us lukewarm folks.  Fill me with You.  Overwhelm me with You.  Run my life.  I surrender it to you now.  I love You, Lord.”

How does your zeal for God compare to those in today’s verse?

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