Blogging the Bible- February 24

Acts 26-28; Proverbs 13:13-25

Agrippa interrupted him. “Do you think you can persuade me to become a Christian so quickly?”
Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that both you and everyone here in this audience might become the same as I am, except for these chains.”                      – Acts 26:28-29

Paul’s heart and mission was to help everyone come to faith in Jesus. He had been an opponent to the way of Jesus, but through an experience with Him came to realize that He is the Messiah, the chosen One of God, the Savior of the world.

Too often we are content with building our own faith instead of sharing our faith with others, as if we might run out if we share. The thing about God is, He never runs out. As we share, He provides more. As we grow, there is more to pass around. Our faith is strengthened by the faith of others. As we read and see how God has worked in the past (through Scripture) and in the present (through the testimony of others), our faith in God grows.

So what do we do to help others become as we are? Believers. Disciples of Jesus. Christ followers. It is our mission to connect all people to Jesus. To help them find new life in Him. To help them find their way back to God.

Whoever walks with wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm. -Proverbs 13:20

The source of all wisdom is God. The more we walk with Him and those who are pursuing Him, we will find more of God’s wisdom as a reality in our life.

Isn’t the opposite also true? Haven’t you found that the more often you go your own way and away from the truth of God, away from Godly wisdom, that you find yourself in more difficult places and experience greater discontentment?

Our search for greater happiness ought to lead us to more of God and His holiness, not less.

 

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~ by mikefoster on February 24, 2016.

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