Read: Acts 24:1-27
Think: The 24th chapter in the book of Acts is the continuation of Paul’s efforts to speak to the Jews, Gentiles, and Roman leaders. In every situation, he articulated the Gospel message with whomever was in the audience. It didn’t matter if the person was poor or rich, held a political or religious office, or was a bystander and stranger. In Paul’s conversations with Felix, the governor, (as recorded in Acts 24) he talked with him about “righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come.” In other words, Paul did not shy away from the very subjects that would make Felix uncomfortable with the Word of God or the person of Jesus Christ. In fact, the Holy Spirit, from Acts 1 to Acts 24, continually gave the believers words to speak that would convict the hearts of listeners.
Act: The book of Acts reveals how the message of Jesus Christ spread across the world through the conversations the early believers had with everyone they encountered, including the religious and political leaders. We cannot shy away from the truths of scripture, even if they make others feel comfortable. We must have sincere conversations with our kids, co-workers, family members, and friends about God’s viewpoint on all aspects of life. Is God prompting you to have a conversation about His Word with anyone in specific? If so, who are they and what is God asking you to discuss?
Pray: Dear Lord, I need your boldness to speak the truth in love to _____________. I confess that I get intimidated to talk about biblical principles because I fear that they will think I’m judging them. Open the way for a clear conversation with ___________ about the very things You have put on my heart to share with them. Remind me to be humble and empathetic. Give me Your words. I need Your help, Lord. Amen.
Be full of faith today!