Saturday, January 17, 2009

Acts 13:12

“Then the (man) believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.” (NASB)


“Then the (man) believed (pisteuo: committed unto, put in trust with, to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in) when he saw (eido: behold, look, perceive, notice, discern, discover) what had happened, being amazed (ekplesso: astonished, to strike with panic, shock) at the teaching (did ache: doctrine, that which is taught, instruction) of the Lord.”


Then the man believed and was persuaded when he saw and perceived what had happened, because he was astonished and shocked at the teaching and instruction of the Lord.


People were literally amazed by someone else's teachings? Now that's odd isn't it? In a religious world full of regurgitated sermons, over-used Scriptures that everyone seems to reference over and over again until they lose their meaning and message after message that ptomotes worldly agendas - where is the awe and astonishment? In this particular verse, it was just nto what was said, it was what took place when the words were spoken. So, today, I urge you to speak with the authority and life that can only come from the LORD. May we forsake flattering, empty words spoken out of prideful agendas or mindless repitition.

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