Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call.” — Acts 2:38
Thoughts on Today’s Verse….
Peter makes a promise for all those everywhere who turn their hearts to God and submit themselves to him in baptism, fully trusting in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour! They will be filled with God’s Spirit and forgiven of their sins because of the mighty name and gracious work of Jesus Christ. This passage (Acts 2:33-47) demonstrates that Peter and the apostles had begun fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20): they were making disciples by going, baptizing, and teaching people to obey what the Lord commanded. Like those early disciples, let’s share this grace so that the world can know that Jesus is not only Lord, he is also Savior and King for all who hear God’s call and trust in him.
Praise to you Almighty and gracious Father. You have given me hope when there was none. You have given me strength when my resolve was gone. You have blessed me with grace and poured your love into my heart through your Holy Spirit, your gift from above. For your love, grace, forgiveness, salvation, and Spirit I praise you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.