“But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”
Peter was not in a position to give money, which may have prompted him to consider what he could give to a man in need. He did though have a ‘confident courage’ in his risen savior and he proclaimed by faith this man’s healing.
He spoke it out loud – “Jesus Christ of Nazareth”. Peter put his reputation and more importantly, the reputation of Jesus on the line with this declaration. And then after the man was healed Peter again stated out loud multiple times the name of Jesus….
“By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through Jesus that has completely healed him,
as you can all see.”
Peter’s ‘confident courage’ was in the ‘name of Jesus’. So he said the name of Jesus again and again.
– Jesus Christ of Nazareth
– God’s servant, Jesus (v13)
– faith in the name of Jesus
– in Jesus’ name
It took a ‘confident courage’ in Jesus to repeatedly state out loud in the Jewish temple area the ‘name of Jesus’. It takes a ‘confident courage’ in Jesus for me in 2022 to declare out loud the name of Jesus in public.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus and thank You that I am a new person because of Jesus. Give me today a confident courage to clearly declare the name of Jesus in my interactions with any people You may bring into my life. And I pray this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.