Commentary On The Book Of Acts Chapter 13:35-37

Chapter 13:35 Therefore He also says in another Psalm, ‘You will not allow Your Holy One to undergo decay,’

Chapter 13:36 “For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and underwent decay;

Chapter 13:37 but He whom God raised did not undergo decay.

Paul uses a quote from Psalm 16:10 which shows that because of the promises that God made to David, that is was impossible for Jesus to see corruption. David’s spirit went to be with God, however, his body was laid in the grave and returned to dust. Jesus did not go through decay, but went through resurrection in order to save you and I from our past, present and future sins and go and sit at the right hand of God

Some Thoughts About Cares

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth  for you.”     1 Peter 5:7

“It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet. It is when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear.”

George MacDonald

Some Thoughts From Anonymous About Doubt

“Never put a question mark where God has put a period.”

Some folks demand the benefit of the doubt where there isn’t any.”

“Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.”

“No one can live in doubt when he has prayed in faith.”

“Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.”

Some Thoughts About Behavior From Anonymous

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“Every Christian occupies some kind of pulpit and preaches some kind of a sermon every day.”

“A person’s faith is not judged by what he says about it, but by what he does about it.”

“No one will ever know of your honesty unless you give out some samples.”

“The surest way to gain respect is to earn it by conduct.”

“When you make a mountain out of a molehill, don’t expect anyone to climb up to see the view.”

Commentary On The Book Of Acts Chapter 13:31-34

Chapter 13:31 and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people.

Chapter 13:32 And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,

Chapter 13:33 that God has fulfilled this promise to our children in that He raised up Jesus, as it is written in the second Psalm, ‘You are My Son; today I have begotten You.’

Chapter 13:34 As for the fact that He raised Him up from the dead, no more to return to decay, He has spoken in this way: ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’

From Acts 1:3 we see that Jesus was seen for forty days and in I Corinthians 15:5-8 Paul tells us that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at one time. We also see in verse 31 that He was seen by the apostles and Paul speaks of the apostles being specifically chosen for this purpose. They were to be witnesses to the resurrection in order to talk with Him and also fellowship with Him, but most importantly, to be witnesses to the people. After this experience, is it any wonder, that the apostles went out to proclaim the resurrection of Jesus and put their lives on the line for this purpose? Then we see in verses 32-34, Paul and Barnabas speaking of the Good News of salvation through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. To a Jew, nothing could be greater than the assurance that the Messiah had come and to a sinner, who recognizes his sin and sinfulness and who realizes the wages of sin is death, nothing could bring greater joy than the fantastic news of salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus!!!

Some Thoughts From Anonymous About Heaven

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“When the church ceases to be in touch with another world, it is no longer in touch with this world.

“God promises a safe landing but not a calm voyage.”

“God has two dwelling places; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.”

“People are guided to heaven more by footprints than by guideposts.”

“The main object of religion should be not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.”

Commentary On The Book Of Acts Chapter 13:27-30

Chapter 13:27 “For those who live in Jerusalem, and their rulers, recognizing neither Him nor the uttterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him.

Chapter 13:28 And though they found no ground for putting Him to death they asked Pilate that He be executed.

Chapter 13:29 When they had carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb.

Chapter 13:30 But God raised Him from the dead;

Paul states here that the nation of Israel is guilty of the death of Jesus by stating the fact that the Messiah came and offered himself to Israel, but that they rejected and crucified Him but that God raised Him from the dead. Peter had given the same message at Pentecost and the people were pricked in their hearts. See Acts 2: 22-37. The people in verse 27 recognized Jesus physically, but they did not recognize Him as their Messiah. In the scriptures, that the people read every Sabbath, there is not a clearer picture of our Savior than in Isaiah chapter 53 and yet the Jewish people were ignorant of the true meaning of the scriptures. They were expecting a powerful Prince and God delivered them a Lamb, who was meek, despised, and rejected. The Jews were so prideful of their heritage and history that they could not see clearly. In verse 29, Paul shows the Jews that they had done everything the prophets had said they would do to Jesus and then in verse 30, we see that God raised Jesus from the dead, showing us that He laid down His life but that it was not possible for death to hold Him. What does that mean for you today? Eternal life when you repent of your sins and turn you life over completely to Him!!!