Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day four)
We see it so often today…leaders, or at least perceived leaders, promote their own agenda, regardless of the facts. Facts have no bearing on their pre-conceived plan of action. ‘Truth’ is what they decide is ‘truth’. The religious leaders in Acts 4 admitted to themselves that a noteworthy miracle had taken place. They wanted to suppress the truth though, in order to maintain their control and authority over the people. Here they were, religious leaders, and they proposed a solution that put them in direct opposition to God.
Have you ever found yourself in that position? In opposition to God and His Word…all the while claiming to be serving Him? The work of the Holy Spirit is to give us clear and precise understanding of God’s plan and will for our lives. When we lose sight of the truth, we have that wonderful thing called repentance. Repent and turn to the promptings of the Spirit and the Truth of God’s Word.