Bible Study & Devotional Day 156
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: Acts 3:3,6 ”When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 6Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” ‘
🔴The Saying Goes
If you’re over the age of 25, you may have heard the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. ” Acts 3:3,6 tells me there is nothing new under the sun. God is the Creator of everything, and we can connect all things back to His divine Word.
I spoke about Ray Vander Laan’s Walking With God in the Desert series on a recent podcast. In it, he says God was giving His people just enough as they wandered through the wilderness in the Exodus story. The very nature of our life-giving Lord is love. His definition of enough is different than ours.
In the case of the beggar, God sent Peter and John to the Temple, knowing they would glorify Him.
The expectation of society lowers the miraculous wonders of God. It assigns a limitation that God cannot work through His believers. The difference between the men in Luke 5:17-20 and those who set the beggar at the gate called Beautiful was faith.
Some people in our circle only have enough faith to bring us near a place of healing. It’s not that they don’t care, but their trust in God is different. The lame man in Acts 3:2 was born with his disability. If we are honest, we all have limitations that require assistance- God made us relational. We need one another to support our daily activities.
The message I receive from today’s reading is not to allow someone else’s faith to determine my trust in God. My years of pushing around the decayed things that caused me to stumble around in darkness required the Light of Jesus. He gave me people who pointed me toward Him.
Wherever you are begging for attention, healing, restoration, or deliverance, ask God to help you in your unbelief. Our Lord can develop the daily bread you receive into a daily purpose that increases the volume of His Good News.
Are you eating for one day or learning to grow your food?
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
2 Samuel 23:24-24:25, Acts 3:1-26, Psalm 123:1-4, Proverbs 16:21-23
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