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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 17 v 29-34:

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Acts chapter 17 v 29-34:

V29:  Since God is our Creator, no-one should think this great and living God can be represented by man-made idols.

V30:  A difficult verse, but it seems to mean that God has left men in general to their ignorance and false religions until the coming of Christ, but now, in Christ, who is come as ” the Saviour of the World” ( John 4 v42.) He calls all men to repent.

V31:  Now Paul speaks of God’s righteous judgement, which all will face, and of the one ” man He has appointed” as judge, and sealed this by raising Him from the dead – he speaks, of course, of Jesus. ( See Romans 1 v4; 2 Timothy 4 v1.) Has he said enough to clearly point to Jesus, we may ask? Remember how remarkably God can open hearts to His Word, beyond our expectations.
V32:  Some mock – as so many still do – at the idea of resurrection, but others say they want to hear more. Grace is surely already at work in some hearts there.

V33-34:  So, Paul leaves the Areopagus, but indeed some have already been brought to faith – one man is named, who may have had some official function in this place of debate, and one particular woman. We know no more of them, but such seemingly incidental details show that this is a genuine historic record, and perhaps that Luke, though little mentioned in his own account, was actually there with Paul.