Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard. ~Acts 4:18-20
Peter and John were so fearless. Their life was hanging in the balance yet they chose to follow God never the less. The Holy Spirit was definitely burning like fire in them. Their faith in Jesus was unshakeable.
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. ~Acts 4:13
Even the Pharisees realized that there was something different about these men.
The Bible says they realized they were unschooled, ordinary men, but they were astonished. Why? Because they had an X factor that separated them from ordinary men.
They had been with Jesus!
They heard and seen firsthand the miraculous wonders Jesus did. They followed Jesus everywhere he went. They had fellowship with Jesus. They were his family.
In addition, to having a personal relationship with Jesus while he was on Earth, they now had his Holy Spirit living on the inside of them. This gave them power to walk fearlessly through life all for the Glory of God.
We have Jesus too. Nothing in this world can give us confidence like Jesus can!
We don’t need to fear man, debt, sickness, not being successful, school, the future, or whatever. Our life is in God’s hands.
Only HE is our confidence.
Stay in God’s peace, not in pieces=)
Saturday Sacrifice: Hannah