Read: Acts 1-3
Marked: Acts 2:21, And it shall come to pass [That] whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.’
The Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and they began to speak in other tongues (V4). And men from every nation under heaven heard them speaking in their own language
The Word of God is for everyone, not just a few, the special, or the chosen. Of the approximately seven thousand five hundred languages in the world today, the Bible has been translated into about five thousand three hundred languages so people can hear about the wonderful works of God.
The Word of God has come to all, so the promise of salvation is for all. Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Have you called upon Him?
Read: Philippians 1-4
Marked: Philippians 2:21, For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.
In what ways do I seek my own? If I take the things of God and use them to satisfy myself, am I not seeking my own?
There’s a lot going on in the world today affecting people everywhere, including Christians. But how am I responding differently than those who are in the world?
How much discomfort, limitations, or other things, which I take for granted or consider rights, am I willing to endure for the sake of Jesus? Isn’t He my example?
Hebrews 12:2 says I am to look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith. He is my perfect example. He saw the cross not as a limitation placed on Him, but as a joy set before Him, and endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of God.
Should I do less? I am no longer my own, but Christ lives in me.