One of my most favorite verses in the Bible is found in Acts 4:13.
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
I’ve always marveled at this verse because I can so relate. The only reason I am able to do what I do is because of the His grace and power over my life. He clearly articulates that in John 15 when He said, “Apart from Me, you can do nothing.” In fact, apart from Him, I am nothing.
It’s easy to get cocky. When you hit a goal, score a point, achieve a particular target, you and I quickly think we’re big shots. There’s only one Big Shot.
As we go about our business this week, remember, the power behind all that we are able to accomplish is the fact that “we had been with Jesus.”
Oh, by the way, the word “ordinary” in Acts 4:13 is translated from the word ‘idiotes’ where we get our English word ‘idiot’.
Does a lot to your ego, doesn’t it?