Saturday, July 16, 2016

Riot or Revival

July 16

Daily Bible Reading: Acts 19:21 – 41

Verse of the Day: Acts 19:40 – “For indeed we are in danger to be accused concerning this day’s riot, there being no cause for it: and as touching it we shall not be able to give account of this concourse.”

Someone once remarked that everywhere that Paul went he either evoked a revival or a riot. There was no middle ground. You loved him or you hated him. However, it was not Paul personally that caused this, it was the message that he brought. The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

If we seek to live like the first century church did, we will also be placed in this situation. If we speak the truth of God’s Word, we will find that in general people will either welcome us or want us gone. We will either comfort or convict. We will bring restoration or cause division. So, let us think, how am I looked at in my part of the world.

Prayer: Jesus, I want to be a true witness for You. Help me not to be offensive personally, but if Your Truth is offensive, may I be willing to face whatever may come from it. Amen.

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