Prepared for opposition

RE Verse  reading–Acts 4:5-31  (day two)  “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness”  (vs 29)  Jesus had prepared them well.  Before He died, Jesus spoke often about the persecutions that would come.  “They will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name”  (Matthew 24:9)  He also promised that the Holy Spirit would give them words. (Mark 13:11)  As a result, they were unafraid when the opposition began.  We are impressed with the way they prayed.  Rather than ask for safety or a quick end to the danger, they asked for power to do God’s will.  Not popularity but power–not safety but Spirit was their cry.  May we learn from the Lord and His men.  Opposition is inevitable.  Power is available to us through prayer.  Difficulties do not change our duties to the One who carried the cross for us.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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