Acts 18:26 NIV: He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.
My dear friend in Christ, when you meet some people, they will tell you that they are already familiar with the Bible and have even read all the books of the Bible and so there is nothing that you want to say that they have no idea about. That way, they put off any attempt to learn something new. This should not be among believers. Also, there are others who feel that they have been in the faith (church) long enough and so they should be the ones to teach you instead of you correcting them. We must avoid such thoughts.
In our text today, we could see that although Apolos was vast in the scriptures, he lacked the more excellent knowledge of Christ. He thought about Jesus everywhere but only knew about John’s baptism (baptism with water). He never knew that there is a more important baptism (Baptism of the Holy Ghost). Thank God for Priscilla and Aquila who summoned the courage to invite him home and instruct him on a more excellent way of Christ. Notice that they did not disgrace him or attack him in public. Now he knows better. His challenge was captured in Acts 18:25 where the Bible recorded that “He had been taught the way of the Lord, and he taught others about Jesus with an enthusiastic spirit and with accuracy. However, he knew only about John’s baptism.”
Notice that his problem came from those who taught him. Be careful when you get teachings from ministers. Don’t hurry off with them as the basis for your belief and teach others. Ensure that you vet it through the lens of the Bible and ask the Holy Spirit, our Supreme teacher to make you understand correctly what you have learned before teaching others. Don’t feel too proud to listen to younger ministers who try to explain certain things to you. Pick no offense as it is all about Jesus. I call you blessed.
Declare to yourself loud: Holy Spirit, you are my Supreme teacher.
1. Precious Holy Spirit, teach me a more accurate way of the Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
2. Please add your personal intentions.