Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
March 28 Scripture Selection: Acts 26
Food for Thought: Acts 26:28-29
What fervor! What urgency to share the Gospel! Paul’s personal situation was not primordial on his mind. He truly had the same desire that the Lord has to rescue from eternal death and bring into eternal life as many as possible, as quickly as possible (2Pet. 3:9). Everything else is secondary.
How is it possible to share the same objectives and desires as the Lord? Well, there are several scriptures that reveal how this can be. First, we have His divine nature within us IF we have received Christ as our Lord and Savior (2 Pet. 1:3, 4) And as such, we have the love of God within us which compels us to act on His behalf (I John 3:16, 17). In addition, the Word says that we have the mind of Christ. (I Cor. 2:16). We can think like He thinks.
If we don’t feel we really measure up to this and desire to do so, the Word even guides us to achieve that in 2 Peter chapter one, verses five through eight. Especially striking in verse eight, it says, “For if these things (those godly characteristics that you add to yourself with all diligence) abound in you, you will neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ (paraphrased).” That is when God’s purpose to save the world becomes ours because we think like He thinks, say what He says, and do what He does.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):