Understanding God’s love speeds up the process of God’s work in our lives, because we know His will.
And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
When you have conceded to deny yourself, a quiet peace will flood your soul. Your stormy thoughts will bow to your inner man that is led by the Spirit — Christ within you the hope of glory. There is a sense of knowing that the course of action you have taken is right. This peace allows you more clarity of thought, word and action. It also allows you to see the riches in others more.
Pontius Pilate asked Jesus, ‘what is truth?’ He should have asked, ‘who is truth?’ Truth became personified in Jesus Christ. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And then the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:1-3 & 14) Emmanuel – God with us. The Word or Truth of God sanctifies us.
For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.