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Thurs 3rd September – Acts chapter 2:29-35:
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Thurs 3rd September Read Acts chapter 2:29-35:
V29: David could not be the one these verses really spoke of, Peter says, for he died, was buried, and they know where his tomb is. ( Long gone, of course, after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70.)
V30-31: But David was inspired by the Holy Spirit to speak prophetically of his great descendant, Jesus, the true Christ, the real “Anointed One of God”, who would be raised from the dead and know no bodily corruption.
V32: Peter and those who stand with him are the witnesses to the truth of Christ’s resurrection ( one of the qualifications for an Apostle in the full sense of that word.) They testify to what they have seen and experienced. The NT emphasises the vital importance of this first-hand witness as the historic foundation of our faith. ( See John15:26-27; 1 Corinthians 15:4-8; 2 Peter 1:16-18; 1 John 1:1-3.)
V33: Jesus, now ascended to the Father, in the place of highest exaltation ( compare Philippians 2:9-11 ) has poured out His Spirit upon His people, as promised and as His Father has given through Him. ( John14:16-17; 15:26.) Those he speaks to now witness this.
V34-35: Again, he quotes David’s words in Psalm110:1, clearly speaking of the exaltation of One who is HIS Lord, ” great David’s greater Son”, as the hymn says.