Acts 3:13-26

“God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness" (v26).  Peter told the crowd in Jerusalem that God wanted to bless them through the rejected Messiah (v15).  However, the only path to receiving this blessing – the legacy of Abraham, foretold by the prophets – led through repentance (v19).  God wanted to restore and revive His people and, through them, the whole earth (v25), but they had to acknowledge their sin and turn to Him for forgiveness in Jesus’ name.

“That times of refreshing may come … “ (v20).  When we turn away from our sins and toward Jesus, He brings “refreshing” to our weary spirits.