Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (day one)
“Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.”–v 13
You are amazing! At least, you can be. Hang around Jesus! Let him shape how you think about God or self or the future, and people will certainly begin to notice something “different” about you. Something that they can’t quite explain or describe.
Maybe it will be your confidence. “Free speaking” is the best translation of the word in v 13. The disciples weren’t afraid. They were uninhibited–and without the normal “confidence credentials”. No seminary degree or letters in front of their names. Just boldness. It was amazing!
Maybe hanging with Jesus will make you uncommonly tender, or surprisingly wise or shockingly unselfish. One way or another, His plan is to have people look at your life and be amazed.