[The Glory Unveiled]
Then 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.” ( Acts 3:6 )
The theatrical account of Peter and John recorded in Acts chapter 3, communicates so much kingdom truth. It is tempting to assume that there was an error in the rendition of what transpired. The exact speakings of Peter seem misrepresented. In verse 5, Peter as well as John, looked straight at a lame man and said “look to us” But then, in the next verse, which is our focal verse, Peter speaking to the lame man again says “…what I do have I give you.” Wait, was he still not with John when he made this other statement? He was, but then, this time when it came to what they carried, their calling and gifts, Peter didn’t say “what we have” but rather “what I have, I give you”. In matters of what we carry, it is a personal affair. What one individual is graced with is different from the other. Likewise our responsibilities differ. But unless we identify what we carry, we will abuse ourselves and other people. John knew what he carried was different from Peter so he was not offended nor jealous. People may want to occupy the places of other people only when they have no idea of what they carry. Let us turn to God to discover what He has placed in us. You carry something in you that is rare. Discover it and use it to the praise of God’s name.
Prayer_Bead: Gracious Father, thank you for the revelation from your word. Help me to recognize and appreciate what you have given me to be given to the word. Let the world see your glory.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.