February 7

Posted on Feb 7, 2018

“You shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Some believers think the witness of the Church is only to be conducted by those gifted as evangelists. Was that what the early church did? In Acts 8, we are told that the persecution that arose under Saul of Tarsus drove the Christians across the Roman empire. And the result? “Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching (euaggelizo, evangelizing) the word” (v 4). But the “they” in verse 4 does not include the men who were given the Great Commission by our Lord. Verse 1 tells us that the apostles stayed in Jerusalem. However, the real question is: how can any Christians keep their mouths shut about the world’s greatest Friend (the Lord Jesus), the world’s greatest need (salvation), the world’s greatest offer (the gospel) and the greatest event in a believer’s life, when we pass from death into eternal life?

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 27; Numbers 1-2   Memorize: Psalm 37:39