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July 5, 2018

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Reading along with us in Acts? Here’s today’s reading:

Acts 12 (ESV)

About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people. So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.......Continue Reading

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  1. Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”

  2. Wow, so much going on in this chapter. John’s brother James is killed, and Peter escapes from prison by the power of an angel. Mary, John Mark’s mom, is hosting a prayer meeting at her house.

  3. Three important points jump out at me in this chapter. The first is the apparent inequality by which God works. Why spare Peter and not James? What may appear to us to be unfair, in God’s economy, what He either does or in the case here allows to be done is consistent with His purposes. As believers it is important for us to trust that and be still and know that He is God.

    The second is how typical is it for us to be praying for something and then as God answers it we doubt His answer? It is clearly what is happening here. Praying for Peter to be released from an impossible situation, then he is at the door and they attribute it to something else. May we have the faith to believe when God answers and accept what and how He accomplishes things.

    And third: vengeance is mine saith the Lord. How fitting for Herod, prideful, despotic, favor seeking and cruel to dies in this way. I guess that voice you heard wasn’t a god after all…..

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