Week 26 Devo – THURSDAY

The Early Church: Trusting in Christ in Life and Death

Stephen continued his sermon: Israel’s rejection of God’s messengers and prophets was a similar situation to that of the Jewish leaders’ seeking to prosecute him. Indeed, they ultimately rejected and killed the Messiah Himself, the Son of God who had come to rescue Israel and the world.

Stephen’s main point was that the Holy Spirit had been speaking plainly in their own Scriptures – and Jesus’ life and ministry was the culmination of that. Listening to Him trumps all other priorities and perspectives. Unlike the religious leaders at the time, we should listen to the Holy Spirit as He speaks to us through the Scriptures and makes Himself known to us.

How can you prioritize hearing the Holy Spirit speak to you through God’s Word this week?