Acts Chapter 12, I don’t want to get eaten by worms.

October 24, 2008 at 4:33 pm (High School's Reading of Acts)

Okay what stands out to me the most of Chapter 12 is that God is supernaturally at work with his church. God is in the process of making his name great and spreading his church. Whether it is in crazily rescuing his servant from jail or if it is in striking down Herod, who was not so cool.
The verse that stands out to me here is verse 24. But the word of God increased and multiplied. Herod in all his earthly power (I mean you are pretty tough, smart and powerful if you can run a kingdom that is propped up by probably the greatest empire of all time.) may have worked against the church with all his might, but he was far from being beyond God’s hand. The bigger they are, the harder they fall kind of thing happened here.

The Apostles and other Christians that were suffering under Herod found something that was far greater than what Herod could throw against them. They kept on worshiping God and sharing what Jesus had done for them. They did what God had called them to do and let everything else take care of itself. And God blessed that mightily, even though the world was stacked against them.
To be honest I don’t carry that kind of faith very often.

So, what do you think? What stood out to you? Am I totally off base on my thoughts?

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2 Comments

  1. Scoot said,

    Well, I think that this passage is just goes to show that God can do many great and miraculous things in our lives. I dont think he is going to break us out of jail, but i think he will help you get out of certain situations. And JWright, it is insane that Herod got eaten by the worms….. like these ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

  2. Ryan said,

    What stood out to me was verse 23. Herod was given a chance to believe in God and be forgiven but he didn’t and like Jonathen said ,a the bigger they are the harder they thing happend. I think this chapter really showed off how when God acts he acts big and I think that’s why his word is spread out so far and wide in our world today. And your thought are totally on base by the way.

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