Read Acts 1 – I am surprised to be in Acts. I had every intention of returning to the Old Testament but it was impressed upon my heart that we continue to grow in understanding of how the early church was launched. I don’t know who this is for. I write to share the joy and wisdom of reading God’s Word, and I LOVE all of it! Yet, somewhere out there is the person who needs Acts right now, and maybe I’ll find out who in heaven one day.
That’s a great thing (one of many) about being a Christian, one never knows what the Lord will lead you to/ through next. I have freewill; I could do whatever I want, but walking with Jesus and being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s lead is a much more rewarding way of life. But enough about me, onto our chapter.
This is also written by Luke. You will find it as the 5th book of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and ACTS – This covers where we’ve been and what happens next. Remember, right before Jesus ascended to heaven, He told the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit.
They considered choosing a new apostle to replace Judas Iscariot their first duty. They chose Matthias by prayer and by lot. It’s funny, verse :24-26 records them as giving the Lord a choice between Justus and Matthias. Beginnings can be awkward, and the Lord neither chastised or praised this manner of selection. Later it seems as if the Lord chooses someone entirely different, but we’ll get to that.
Beloved, are you able to discern the Lord’s lead in your life? 🕊🙏🕊❤🕊🙏🕊