We are finishing up the Book of Acts and all of the life applications and lessons it included. There have been so many that we have really had to narrow down what to share.
Let’s take a look at some of these lessons, and see how we can apply them to our lives. Then we will continue on with the Book of Romans.
Life Applications and Lessons – Acts
- The religious leaders were willing to play a part in Paul’s murder, just like they did with Jesus. However, they judged others harshly for the smallest violation of their laws.
- It is usually very easy to see faults in others that we do not see in ourselves.
- We need to try and examine our lives before making judgments on others.
- Even if we examine ourselves and find no sin, as soon as we make that judgment on someone else, we are then with sin.
- The Lord had already planned Paul’s trip to Rome.
- The Lord had a mission for Paul.
- Instead of thinking about how Paul could have been set free, we should think about how the Lord provided the transportation for him to get to Rome to fulfill his mission.
- When things don’t seem to go our way or negative things come against us, we need to change our mindsets. The circumstances (or Holy Spirit) could be aligning us with the exact place we need to be at the perfect time.
- Just like in last week’s lessons, knowing God’s plan and purpose for our lives can give us hope and encourage us through hard times.
- In the beginning of these adventures with Paul, the people did not listen to him when he told them it wasn’t safe to set sail. They chose to listen to the boat captain instead. I probably would have done the same thing.
- Because they set sail anyway, they had to endure a storm, lost their food, ship equipment, and cargo, and they were shipwrecked.
- After going through these hard times, they began to trust Paul, who was a prisoner on the ship. His character had shone through, and they now took his advice.
- The way we handle the storms of life shows others our character. People are watching constantly.
- Sometimes it takes a while to build trust with people. You can’t just go in expecting people to believe you. You may have to prove yourself.
Life Applications in Bible Study
Please join us as we read the Word each week and share your insights on these scriptures as well. Next week, continue reading the Book of Acts, and we will see what other life applications the Lord has for us.
Life Application Resources
If you have joined me recently, these daily life applications from the Bible are examples of some of the comments I am writing in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate from high school. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea. I want to give them all the resources I can to use in today’s world!
The rose colored Bible is the one I am using for my youngest granddaughter, and I really love it! The brown study Bible is the one Jay uses for his personal Bible study.
I hope these life applications and lessons will help you in some aspect of life. Please share any encouragement and lessons you have learned this week as you read the Word of God. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Until next week…
“From one Man He has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live.” Acts 17:26