“And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.”
The rulers, elders, scribes, the High Priest, and many others gathered together in Jerusalem to question Peter and John.
“And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?”
The Sanhedrin had seen the evidence of the power of the Name of Jesus when the impotent man was healed. He now stood before them whole.
Peter was filled with the Holy Ghost when he answered their question.
“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.”
He went on to declare that no other name can bring their salvation.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
The boldness of Peter and John had an effect on those around them.
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”
Does anyone marvel at your boldness?
We can be bold for many things, but these men set an example for us to strive for because they were known to have been with Jesus.
Could someone say that about you?
“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
Their boldness reminded the people that God had miraculously healed the impotent man as he stood in their midst.
“Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.”
Those who were once questioning with an agenda were now silent because it was evident that God alone had done the work.
When God does something, no critic can overthrow it.
May we bold enough to proclaim the Truth, and silent enough to allow the works of the Lord to speak for themselves.
Genesis 7-8 | John 4
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