This Is God’s Work

December 6th, 2017

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Acts 3:1-13

God often works with and through the servants of God. When a sermon “works.” When a pastor’s prayer is answered, beyond anyone’s expectations. When a believer leads a friend or colleague to Christ. Those are “divine” moments. But it is also a time when the attention given to the one through whom God has done a great work can become a distraction from the true source of the moment.

Peter and John were the centers of attention following the healing of the man lame from birth. People gathered around them, staring at them, attributing to them the great work of healing that had just occurred. But those two would have none of it! “Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk,” they exclaimed. “This is God’s work! God has glorified Jesus, and we are only vessels through whom God has poured this miracle of healing.”

How often we are tempted to bask in the glow of what God has done through us. Be grateful that God has used you, but don’t forget to reflect the glory back to God.

Author: Jesse C. Middendorf

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