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Today my verse was Acts 18:25
Acts 18:25 (NIV)
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John.
See the commentary for this scripture here .
Do we have the great fervor of a new believer?
Just pause and consider that.
Are we telling ourselves we have to be perfect to share the excitement and truth of the gospel?
Note that Apollos (in Acts 18:25) only knew the baptism of John. Yet, he spoke with great fervor.
Here is another translation.
Acts 18:25 NLT
He had been taught the way of the Lord, and he taught others about Jesus with an enthusiastic spirit and with accuracy. However, he knew only about John’s baptism.
He didn’t know much, but he knew he was saved and it was worth sharing what he did know. He knew about John’s baptism, and that was all (so far).
And he shared.
So tonight we close in a short prayer.
Fill our heart with excitement to share You. Let us not be able to keep it to ourselves. Protect our hearts from legalism, perfection, and anxiety. Let us share the simple core of the gospel: Christ died for our sins & we are forgiven, and when we accept Jesus into our heart, we are changed by the Holy Spirit and made righteous in the eyes of a Holy God. May we never become immune to the joy that should fill our souls with. We are righteous with the MOST HIGH GOD. We are adopted and loved and forgiven.
Lead our hearts, Lord. You promise to give us the words to speak. Let us lean on you.
Let us be your light.
Thank You Lord,
In Jesus’s precious name,