Acts 15:10-11 (NKJV)

Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.

Have you ever wanted to teach someone how to do something and ended up being taught by the very person you were trying to teach? I think it is good for us to be humbled from time to time to prevent us from thinking too highly of ourselves.

Acts 15 records an important turning point in the thinking of the Jews in the early Church at Jerusalem. The Jews were recipients of the Law of God given through Moses. They considered this a privilege. They wanted to "teach" others about how to keep God's law. It is at this point the realization finally dawns on them. Rather than being the ones who were to show the world the right way to God, in fact they were the object lesson from God who was using the Jews to illustrate how keeping the law was the impossible way! I love how Peter turns this around; it was the gentiles who were showing the Jews how to be saved! The only way anyone is saved is by God's grace through trusting Jesus Christ as Lord.

Matthew 11:29 (NKJV)

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


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