Day 5 - Concord Students Journey

Read Acts 3:17-26 

17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. 21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. 22 For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you. 23 Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’[a]
24 “Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days. 25 And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’[b] 
26 When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”  Acts 3:17-26

In Acts chapter 3 verses 17-26, we see a powerful testimony of God's grace and mercy towards humanity. Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, speaks to the people about Jesus, the one who healed a crippled man and performed many miracles.
Peter explains that the people's ignorance led them to reject Jesus, but despite their unbelief, God showed them mercy by sending His Son to save them. Through faith in Jesus, they can receive forgiveness of sins and be restored to God.
As students, it is easy to get caught up in the pressures of academic life and forget about God's grace and mercy. However, we must remember that our academic achievements are not the ultimate goal in life. Our ultimate goal should be to know and serve God.
Therefore, let us reflect on the following questions:
  1. Have we been living our lives in ignorance of God's grace and mercy? Have we been so focused on our academic pursuits that we have neglected our relationship with God?
  1. How can we use our academic pursuits to glorify God and serve others? Can we use our knowledge and skills to help those in need and share the love of Christ with those around us?
Let us pray that God will open our hearts and minds to His grace and mercy and that He will use us as vessels of His love and compassion in this world.


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