SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
Scripture: Acts 20:17-21
Acts 20:17-21 says, “From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders of the church. And when they had come to him, he said to them: “You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you, serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews; how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house, testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Two primary things are foundational to every walk. First, we have to build a life of repentance. Repentance becomes part of who we are because it is a vital part of how we mature. Repentance is a mark of true biblical humility. “…repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” Faith toward Christ propels us to do whatever the Spirit tells us to do. Faith toward Christ is fully appropriating His sacrifice for our sin and walking with a free conscience, doing what the Spirit leads us to do. Faith toward Christ means obeying what Jesus prompts us to do.