Things may not be as they Appear

God’s Word Says…

Acts 11:18 (GNB)

When they heard this, they stopped their criticism and praised God, saying, “Then God has given to the Gentiles also the opportunity to repent and live!”

My Thoughts…

Oh that we may learn to ask, listen, and try to discern how God is using people and situations for His glory before we criticize and judge! Fortunately the Jews listened to the end of Peter’s explanation, and then they were able to glorify God for something they had already started to ridicule Peter.


We do it all the time friends. Ashamedly I must admit that I do this all too often.


Lord Jesus, please soften our hearts so that we will understand that Your ways are not our ways, and that You will work in ways that we may never dream of, so we should therefore put self aside and listen to what a believer may be sharing with us before we ridicule. Thank You for being more forgiving than we are, for working in ways completely differently than we would, and for reaching folk that we tend to stay away from because of the lack of hope that we see with our self-centered eyes.

Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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