Sign of His acceptance and concern

RE Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day seven)  “God. . .showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them. . .(He) showed his concern by taking from the Gentiles a people for himself”  (vs 8, 14)  Our search is for God.  Our need.  Not comfort, wealth or popularity.  How will we know when we have found Him?  Peter points to the gift of the Holy Spirit.  It was God SHOWING that he had accepted Cornelius and his household.  Do you know anyone who struggles with the assurance that he/she is accepted by God?  The Spirit is the sign/seal of this much-needed approval.  Notice how James looks at the same story.  It was God SHOWING His concern.  Know anyone who struggles with being loved by God?  The Spirit is God’s proof and evidence.  “The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us”  (Romans 5:5)  The Spirit is the sign of His acceptance and love.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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