This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 51:10 (ESV)
Today I am out of the studio, but I want you to know that God knows when your heart changes and when it doesn’t.
This was surely the case of Simon the magician. Simon lived in Samaria and was highly regarded among his people. They saw this magician as having the power of God, and they often referred to him as great.
When Philip arrived in Samaria, he began teaching the gospel and proclaimed Christ to the people. Many were drawn to Philip’s teaching. They watched with awe as Philip was empowered by the Holy Spirit and was able to draw out unclean spirits and heal the lame and paralyzed.
Shortly thereafter, many Samaritans accepted Philip’s offer to be baptized. Even Simon, the magician, chose to be baptized and to follow Philip. When the apostles Peter and John learned that Samaria had received the word of God, they traveled there so that the people might receive the Holy Spirit too.
When Simon the magician saw that people were being blessed with the Holy Spirit, he offered Peter silver coins to buy it. Simon was less interested in the Holy Spirit and more interested in profiting from its power.
On the surface, it might have seemed that Simon had changed. Yet time would soon reveal that his heart had not changed. Sometimes we can engage in the right activities, but for the wrong reasons. There is no fooling God. He knows when your heart changes, and He knows when it doesn’t.
As you think about that, remember these words: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (ESV)
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So today, change starts in your heart.
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