“Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you-even Jesus. – Acts 3:17-20 (NIV)

As Peter is preaching to the Jewish community in Jerusalem, He makes the statement that they killed Jesus out of ignorance. But God used that ignorance to fulfill His purposes for the earth. Do you feel like you’ve made some ignorant mistakes? There is good news! God can use those actions and turn them around for His purposes, no matter how bad they are. So don’t turn away from God when you realize your mistake. Turn to God so that times of refreshing can come from the Lord. That is the very reason why Jesus was sent!

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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