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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Acts chapter 12:20-24:

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Acts chapter 12:20-24:

V20-21:  Herod, ever the tyrant, has an unspecified dispute with ” the people of Tyre and Sidon”. They seek to make peace with him,through the intercession of one of his officials, being it seems dependent on his realm economically.

V22:  Herod decides to address them in the full pomp of his office. In flattery, they call his speech ” the voice of a god and not of a ( mere) man.” They seek to give this godless king the glory that belongs to God alone.

V23:  And solemnly, God – through an angel – strikes Herod down for his blasphemous willingness to accept this. The rest of the verse may suggest an established internal disease, but it is a clear act of judgement which brings it to a head at this point. ” God is not mocked” – Galatians 6:7.)  Let us pray for those who govern us in the spirit of 1 Timothy 2:1-2, and that God will show them His mercy and grace.

V24:  But against this solemn background of God’s judgement on sin, we learn of His grace at work too, as He blesses His Word, and the church continues to grow.