Scripture: Acts 1:7-8 “He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.”
Observations: In Exodus, God gave the regulations for the observance of the Passover. The final plague killed the firstborn son of every family not protected by the blood. A great cry rose from Egypt and the Israelites started their journey. It struck me that it was exactly 430 years they stayed in Egypt.
Psalm 21 was a Psalm of David giving thanks for protection.
In Acts, Jesus gave final instructions and was ascended into heaven. The disciples stayed together and prayed. They also found a replacement for Judas who killed himself when he realized what he had done.
Application: I am one of those people who is fascinated with anything about end times, but today’s Scripture assures me that is not where I should be putting my time. I am supposed to be out witnessing close to home and far away. That is our work until Jesus returns.
Prayer: Lord, help me to focus on what you are calling us to do in the Great Commandment – to make disciples of all nations. Give me the courage and the strength and the equipment to go. Let me make the best of the few days we have left.
Tomorrow’s Scripture: Exodus 14-16; Acts 2