February 22, Reading 3 – Acts 7:1-29

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SAA Notes

This is a most wonderful exposition – Stephen shows the chief priests the prophetic meaning of their history as a people. Think about verses 17-20. What encouragement is there for understanding God’s providential dealings with us?

SJA Notes

* Loving God, please teach us today from Your word as we read it and dwell on it.

“And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt;”

Stephen understands of the fundamental truths of humanity.

We are all broken.

He isn’t dismissive or dreamy of the sons of Jacob that became the heads of the tribes of Israel.

Instead he acknowledges their behaviour. The truth of their actions.

This is important for us to wrestle with.

Often we can raise people up, fallen human beings, up to levels of importance beyond the reality of who they are.

There is only one to be raised up, one to be lifted high – Our King Jesus!

* Father God,

Please help us to in all thing seek Your glory, Yours and Yours alone.

Please help us to fix our eyes on Jesus, Him alone.

Please remind us of the truth of who we are, and the wonderful truth of who You are and what You have done and continue to do for us.

Amen.

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