Spiritual/practical

RE Verse reading–Acts 3:1-10 (day one)  “Peter looked straight at him, as did John. . .Then Peter said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.’ ” (vs 4, 6)  It is a marvelous paradox.  Being spiritual (i.e. being filled with the Spirit of God) makes us practical people–concerned about health, home, jobs etc.  Having the love of God poured out within our hearts (see Romans5:5) gives us the margin necessary to pour love out on others!  The old criticism is not true.  “He is so heavenly-minded that he is of no earthly good”  The opposite is what God intends.  As we read Acts 3 this week, I hope you will notice the kind of relationships that come with Spirit-filled life.  What it is they (we) believe about people?  What is it we believe about ourselves and our ability to help?  May this story work in us for the glory of God and the (practical) good of others!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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