Acts 4:13 ” When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note these men had been with Jesus.”

Both John and Peter had come from humble beginnings as fishermen. They were uneducated, unskilled, and plain in speech. But yet when the rulers, elders, and teachers of the Law saw their boldness and confidence as they spoke…they recognized immediately these weren’t simple minded men, but men who possessed a firm grasp of the Scriptures. Jesus spoke of this in Matthew 11:25, talking about hiding divine revelations from the wise and learned and revealing them instead to little children. It says that the Church officials took note that John and Peter had been with Jesus, and they were right in their conclusion…for anytime we walk beside our Savior, things rub off on us.

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