Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church of Christ. Please feel free to follow along.
Today’s reading (Acts 3) we are given some insight into what happens when we repent and turn to God … “Repent, then and turn to God, so that you sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you – even Jesus.”
When we turn to God, three things happen; sins are wiped out, times of refreshing come, and the Christ will be sent. This is a beautiful promise we receive from God. He promises to wipe out our sins which is justification. In Christ we are given times of refreshing. When we are in him, he provides times were we can recharge, times where we can tune back into him, times were we are protected from all the world’s toils and snares. Finally, I believe the sending of the Christ will be the collection of God’s people. If you are in Christ, the time will come when he will stand as a mediator, sharing with God that you have accepted him.
Friends, God did this for you. Is not God’s grace amazing and awesome?