Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 26/260: Read Acts 2

How do you react when someone confronts you about something you have done? Are you defensive, or penitent? How we react to the awareness of sin in our lives says a lot about our hearts and our desire to be right with God.

After giving a brief history lesson, including prophecy that pointed to the very day they were witnessing, Peter tells the Jews on Pentecost that they had crucified the Lord and Christ sent from God. What was their reaction? Luke says, “They were cut to the heart,” then they asked, “What shall we do?”

They were genuinely concerned about the atrocious act they had participated in and wanted to correct it. Obviously, they could not undo the act, but by the grace of God they could be forgiven.

It is interesting to note that Peter responded definitively: “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.” Without obedience to this command, their sins would not be remitted.

What do you lack in your relationship with God? Have you repented of your sins and been baptized? Are you obediently faithful to the revealed Word?

Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)

Acts 2:38. Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Pray

Pray for forgiveness, but do not neglect obedience. Pray for stronger faith.

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