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Acts 13:26-35, Paul and Barnabas in Antioch of Pisidia

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

Because the residents of Jerusalem and their leaders did not recognize him or understand the words of the prophets that are read every sabbath, they fulfilled those words by condemning him.
— Acts 13:27

NL Daily Devotion for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

by Stefanie K. Fauth, Clergy Stuff

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The message in this story is a hard truth.

Misunderstanding caused the people to ask for Christ to be crucified.

The people didn’t understand what the prophets’ messages were saying. When the son of God showed up, they were too confused or afraid to accept Jesus as who he said he was, and it lead to death.

A lot of folks have used this as a reason to continue to condemn those who don’t understand.

Perahsp teh real message is to never condemn. To alwasy assume the best of intentions. To lead with love and curiosity rather than the assured belief that only YOU are right.

When has fear caused you to make a bad decision?