Signs of the Times

The Bible Speaks

Reverend Lawrence W. Althouse
from The Bible Speaks
[Permission National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A.]

Peter and John . . . were on their way to the temple for prayer. A crippled man lay at one of the temple gates asking for alms. It was his only way of making a living. What should Peter and John do? . . .

Apparently Peter and John believed that it was God's will that this man be made whole. How could they be sure? How did they know he wasn't being punished for some special sin? ... Perhaps this sickness would lead him to repent or grow in faith or learn humility? Maybe the man wasn't good enough or pious enough to be helped?

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June 8, 1968

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