Daily Bible Podcast Day 038 – Leviticus 4-6, Acts 14

December 8, 2012 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.

But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting: ‘Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and everything in them.'” ~Acts 14:12-15

Observation:
Because of the miracles Paul and Barnabus perform, the people of Lystra revere them as gods. Perhaps lesser men than Paul and Barnabus would have fallen into the trap of allowing people to worship them instead of God. They have an opportunity for power and they don’t take it. I wonder if the death of Herod served as a reminder to them not to allow the crowds to deify them.

Application:
Even though nothing I ever do is likely to earn me godlike reverence, I still must be careful to attribute any good that I might do to God. I must give Him his due credit.

Prayer:
Father, I have no power to do anything good on my own. Give me the abilities to accomplish what you want done and may I always give You the credit for any compliments I receive.

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