19 April 2021 – Acts 4:12 (NIV)

Scripture

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Reflection

In our ever eroding understanding and view of holiness, society’s measure of right and wrong is becoming increasingly warped. This general apathy has led to many believing that there is no need for salvation. For them, heaven surely holds no authority in their lives. The second half of this verse clearly states, however, that “we must be saved.” How then can we share the good news to those whom will not even acknowledge there is nothing wrong? The answer is simple. People need revelation; to see Jesus as Lord. When a person encounters the living Jesus they will be like the man in the parable who found the hidden treasure in the field (Matt 13:44). They will see what they currently possess has no real worth at all and will sell all of their possessions to buy that field knowing the true worth of that plot of land. As a believer in Christ, it is our duty to be a witness (a person with an actual account of something) to the unbelieving world. To testify that Jesus is Lord is to first be a witness of him as Lord.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage
  • How will you respond/apply God’s Word today?
  • Whom will you share with today’s passage or takeaway?

Prayer

Lord, we ask you to shield all doctors, nurses, first responders and vulnerable people from contracting COVID-19

Contact Us

By |2021-04-16T14:51:41+08:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Week 4|0 Comments

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

About the Author:

Joshua Xiong is the Worship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of Greenville University. He and his wife, Mai Kao, have three daughters and live in Shanghai, China.