Wednesday, February 16 – Acts 3:24-26
“And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken from Samuel and his successors onward, have also announced these days. It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God ordained with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ God raised up His Servant for you first, and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”
You have likely heard it said that something was “a long time coming.” We use this phrase to describe something that had been in the works for some time before being brought to fruition. As Peter shared the gospel with the people, he made a point to remind them that this message had been a long time coming. The prophecies of the Old Testament have been fulfilled through Jesus and the promises of blessing are now available to all who believe. Many times, we emphasize personal testimony and what is going on in the world right now, but we forget about the legacy of the church. This faith we have received is not something new and recent, but a beautiful, grand narrative that has crossed more generations than we can count. These promises are old but still just as real and true as they ever were. God raised up His Servant for you and sent Him to bless you by turning you from your wicked ways. The gospel is grand and specific, big and small at the same time.
Consider the context of this passage. The people had just witnessed healing from a physical disability and now they were being told that this healing extended so much further than a physical limitation. The message they proclaimed had the power to heal their very souls. The same is true for us today. As you bear witness to the greatness of the gospel, may you experience its transformation as well.
- What thoughts or feelings come to mind when you consider the legacy of faith you are a part of through the gospel?
- What are some areas of life where you desire to see gospel truth come to bear?
- Pray and thank God for His grandeur and His personal nature with you. Praise Him for who He is and the legacy of faith He has given you.