In its bright increase

RE Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-28  (day seven) “Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. (vs 1) “Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace, over all victorious in its bright increase.” ~ Frances Havergal ~  The book of Acts is testimony/record of God’s kingdom expansion.  In widening circles the gospel spread just as Jesus had commanded.  “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, the uttermost parts of the world.”  God’s plan was (is) “overall victorious”, even over the declared enemies of His Son.  It is a reminder we constantly need.  The reason we pray for our enemies (actually HIS enemies if our vision were clearer) is because God desires them to be saved!  “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers. . .be made for kings and all who are in authority. . .this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”  (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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