Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
“‘the stone you builders rejected,
which has become the cornerstone.’
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
(Acts 4:11-12 (NIV))
Can you imagine the boldness that it took for Peter to proclaim these words to the Sanhedrin?
Can you imagine the shock that the members of the Sanhedrin felt when they heard these words? From their human perspective, I fully understand why they told Peter and John not to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. They were the authority and they did not want their authority to be replaced with the authority and power that Jesus gives!
I have two questions for each of us to consider.
Would we boldly proclaim Jesus under these type of conditions?
Would we resort to an unsuccessful attempt to stifle the power of Jesus?
The reason that I ask these two questions is based on the current events and trends in this world. If we are pulled in front of a governing body and given an ultimatum to not speak or teach in the name of Jesus, would we stand firm or would we surrender? What if we are told we will be killed if we don’t stop speaking and teaching in the name of Jesus?
If the tide turns further away from good and toward evil, will we be able to stand firm or will we give in to the point where we find ourselves telling others to not speak or teach in the name of Jesus?
How strong is your faith?
How firmly will you stand? Will you deny Jesus?
But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.
(Matthew 10:33 (NKJV))
Are you bold enough to proclaim the name of Jesus?