A PEOPLE FOR HIS NAME
I first want to apologize to so many of you who follow this blog faithfully, for missing yesterday. The demands in the last few days have not allowed me to get everything done that I should have.
In this blog, we will return to Acts 15:14 where James made the appeal, “Brothers, listen to me, “Simeon (the Hebrew name for Simon Peter) has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name”” (15:13-14). There was so much evidence in the testimony of Peter from his personal vision and voice from heaven, followed by the encounter with Cornelius and his household. Added to that was the witness of Barnabas and Paul “as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles” (15:12); “how God first visited the Gentiles”. What was God doing through all this?
God was taking from among the Gentiles “a people for his name”! God has always wanted the people He chose to clearly represent Him that the nations would know God through them. His name is known among people by the way He is represented in us. The people that are for His name are for His glory! In every generation and in every people group around the world, God wants to be known through those He visits with the glorious gospel, the Good News!
Do you want God’s glory increased and His name spread to every people group on the earth? Then represent Him clearly through walking closer with Jesus, and the nations will see Him through you!
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