June 2, 2023

Accurately Taught

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God more accurately to him.”—Acts 18:26 NASB

Apollos had a powerful impact on believers in Ephesus. He was articulate and “proficient in the Scriptures.” He knew the Law and the Prophets and had been “instructed in the way of the Lord.” He was “accurately speaking and teaching things about Jesus” (v. 25). In fact, many treated him as an equal to Paul (1 Corinthians 1:12).

But there was a problem. Despite all this impact, Apollos had an incomplete knowledge of the Gospel. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they realized he needed a better understanding. Rather than rebuke him in public, they “took him aside.” In private, they “gave him more detailed instruction” (New Jerusalem Bible).

Any of us can be like Apollos. Even if we are effective ministers, we can always learn more. Even if we have followed Christ for years, there can be more we need to be taught. Even if we have read the Bible, there are more insights to be discovered. No matter how much we know, there may be some element of the Gospel that we lack. There also may be areas in which we need correction or more details.

Ask God to help you stay open to His Spirit. Never assume you have complete knowledge, but always remember there is more to learn and more God can teach you. Stay humble and hungry so that He might reveal more of His truth to you.

Reflection Question: Which passage of Scripture do you find difficult to understand?

Father, I humble myself before You. Help me understand Your truth more clearly. Help me be a more effective minister of the Gospel. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Acts 18