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.
Wed 2nd September – Acts chapter 2:22-28:
Categories: Don’s Daily Devotions
Wed 2nd September Read Acts chapter 2:22-28:
V22: He takes them at once to Jesus – how God testified to who He was by the ” works and wonders and signs” He did through His Son – they know of these, they were public knowledge. We remember that John’s gospel always speaks of Christ’s miracles as signs – signs point to something or someone – the signs of the Lord’s ministry said ” look who is here!”
V23: He speaks of the crucifixion, that it was the responsibility of all who rejected Jesus, and applying this to his hearers directly, but also emphasising that it was God’s plan and purpose, fully known beforehand – though this does not negate the human responsibility of unbelief and rejection.
V24: But God has raised Jesus from the dead – indeed it was not possible for death to hold Him, for it had no claim on His sinless life.
V25-28: Again, he supports this from OT Scripture, quoting the words of David from Psalm 16:8-11. As so often, these verses had an initial application to David, God’s anointed in his own generation, but their ultimate fulfilment was in Jesus, and His resurrection.