Boldness: A Devotional on Acts 4.22-31

Lead U Discipleship

The Book of Acts

Devotional/Reflection: We are blessed to live in a country with religious freedom, a place where, however much we might be ridiculed by individuals or organizations, we are still free to speak our mind. I hope this is always the case, though one can’t help but wonder if this is the case in light of public opinion in the past couple years—at the very least, Christianity is unpopular, at worst it is under attack.Yet we don’t face the type of persecution that others around the world face, nor that the apostles themselves faced. In Acts 4:23-31 we learn an important lesson from the apostles–boldness. Many, perhaps in fear of future persecution or present ridicule, fail to proclaim the gospel in their daily lives. Though they are Christians, their commitment to Christ doesn’t translate into words. They accept the old maxim “Preach the gospel at all times, and use words if necessary.”…

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