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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 13 v21-26:

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Acts  chapter 13 v21-26:


V21:  Paul next speaks of the peoples’ demand for a King, and how first ” God gave them Saul”,emphasising that this was God’s sovereign purpose, a solemn thought when we consider the outcome, but truly all things are in His Hands.

V22:  God then “removed Saul”, and raised up David, with the testimony that in contrast to tragic Saul, he was ” a man after God’s own heart “, who sought to obey Him. ( Though like all of us, his obedience was not perfect, of course – truly ” the flesh is weak ” and we must always be mindful of our need of God’s grace.)

V23:  From David’s line, God has sent as He promised a Saviour – Jesus. So, Paul has brought his hearers to the coming of the One the OT spoke of, the Lord’s Anointed, the true Messiah.

V24-25:  Now he speaks of John the Baptist, and his “baptism of repentance”, in which he was preparing for the coming of Jesus, to whom he pointed as One so much greater than himself he was not worthy to undo His sandals. ( Matthew 3 v11 ) Note, he clearly expects these Asian inhabitants to know of these things.

V26:  In Jesus, is found God’s ” message of Salvation” – the Gospel, now sent to both Jews and those Gentiles who fear God’s Name. ( He is still tailoring his address for the synagogue audience, of course.)