Beyond the Gospels: Acts

Today’s Scripture: Acts 5:17-42
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Gamaliel was a very wise man. Instead of letting his emotions get the best of him, he took a logical approach to the situation. He reminded the others that several men had led people astray, but when they died so did the movement.

“… If this program or this work is merely human, it will fall apart, but if it is of God, there is nothing you can do about it—and you better not be found fighting against God!”

He had this wait and see mentality. If it was not God, the movement would come to an end. If it was God then he did not want to be working against it. Basically… time would tell.

Some two thousand years later it is still going. According to Gamaliel’s test, this Jesus movement is the real deal. Are there areas in your life where you are using the wait and see approach? Do you find it hard to wait expectantly? What do we do during the wait?

Lord, bless me with the wisdom to keep me from rushing in 
and judging fellow Believers’ ways when they don’t meet my expectations 
of  citizens living in Your Kingdom. I choose to trust You in these situations.
I will wait on You to provide the proof of authenticity.


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