Acts 5:17-20


17Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people the full message of this new life.”

2 responses to “Acts 5:17-20

  1. Not only did God show His power over the jealous religious leaders, but He showed their error and that they were astray by siding with their opposition. He placed His approval on the apostles message when He broke them out, and He told them to go share their message in the most public place in their city.

  2. vs 13 talked about no one joining them – because the people regarded them – here we see the religious leaders were still stuck in their way of thinking – where is my heart when it comes to the things of Christ – am I pliable – open to being molded and shaped into the image of Christ or am I hard – like the religious, stuck in my ways, jealous of those around me – hindering my growth?

    the more I have looked into Acts the more I see the pliability of the disciples and the more the Holy Spirit is able to move in them and through them – I have got to get to the point to where I am 1) aware of what the Holy Spirit is doing in my life 2) open to allow the Holy Spirit to move and do what he needs to do 3) am I more concerned with what others are doing and wishing it was me or am do I long to let God be God in my life and what takes place down the street, around the corner – that God is in charge of that too!

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