S.cripture – Acts 7:51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— 53 you who have received the law that was given through angels but have not obeyed it.”
O.bservation – People who get stuck in tradition, don’t learn until its too late – and some never do.
A.pplication – Listen – there are always going to be people who are stiff-necked and stubborn like the Sanhedrin who stoned Stephen. They refused to believe or accept what they had done, and even when confronted head on with the truth – they covered their ears and yelled as they rushed at him so they wouldn’t hear.
Our problem as Christians, as religious people is to not allow ourselves to become like these people who won’t hear the truth of the Holy Spirit as He speaks to our hearts. Because it just may be that God has something He’s trying to tell us today.
P.rayer – Father please help me to be open to the moving of Your Spirit.
Y.ieldedness – Father help me to give up my desire to have to always be right.