More Than Words | Acts 2:43 | Devotional
Acts 2:43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
After Jesus ascended the Holy Spirit descended, just as Jesus promised. Filled with the Holy Spirit, the apostles began to speak in the native tongue of all those gathered in Jerusalem for the day of Pentecost. Some made fun of them, others accused them of being drunk, but at the end of the day, 3,000 people accepted Christ and were baptized. This group “devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.” And “Everyone was filled with awe….”
Don’t miss the progression. They devoted themselves to the teaching of Scripture. They committed themselves to each other. They remembered the cross-work of Christ by taking communion together. And they engaged in personal communication with God. And…they were filled with awe.
Far too many Christians today are all about wanting the “awe.” They just don’t have much interest in the Scripture, fellowship, communion, and prayer part. Good luck!
Father, remind us that “awe” follows the progression of building trust, relationship, and partnership with You through Your word, worship, connection, and personal communication. Fill us with awe as we fill ourselves with You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.