Thursday, April 6, 2023
"The next day he visited them again and saw two men of Israel fighting. He tried to be a peacemaker. 'Men,' he said, 'you are brothers. Why are you fighting each other?'
"But the man in the wrong pushed Moses aside. 'Who made you a ruler and judge over us?' he asked. 'Are you going to kill me as you killed that Egyptian yesterday?'"
Father, my heart is touched. Moses cared about the plight of his enslaved people even though he lived as a prince in Pharaoh's palace. He had so much to lose but risked it all to deliver your people. I realize from Moses' story that authentic leadership can't be rooted in abusing power, especially not in violent use of power. Leaders of your people must have the aroma of your faithfulness, character, and compassion. I want to be this kind of person, whether I lead or follow. I invite the Holy Spirit to continue transforming me into the person you can use as either a follower or a leader. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
Unstoppable! is a one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage, a reflection and a prayer. The reflection opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges one to live for Jesus.
Unstoppable! is written by Phil Ware.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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