New Testament: Acts 8.24
To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 8.1–25 on June 27, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022
By Don Ruhl
Simon, who had been a sorcerer before converting to Christ, wanted to buy the miraculous power that the apostles had, but Peter rebuked him for not having the right heart, telling him further that he needed to repent that God might forgive him.
He heard and understood Peter’s message, and he saw his deep spiritual need. Therefore, Luke wrote:
Then Simon answered and said, “Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me.”
– Acts 8.24
He understood the danger in which he had placed himself, and no doubt felt unworthy to pray to God, and he asked Peter to pray for him.
Sometimes we sin in such a way that we feel deep shame and believe that we cannot approach the throne of God. In that case, let us turn to one known for his or her godliness and ask that person to pray for us. There is no shame in doing so.
- Have you asked someone to pray for you when your heart just knew that you needed someone else to pray for you?
- Do you believe that God has forgiven you of all your sins?
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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon.
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