1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. 4 But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.
We will look at the fortitude of the apostles, who are an example to us, so we do not lapse from the faith that the Lord requires of us. We can take comfort from the fact that after we have faithfully carried out our duty, the Lord will give us success.
Once people have accepted false teaching, they must expect such terrible errors. So we must be on guard against all evil, turning away lest we follow in their footsteps.
We note here that Satan and evil people have freedom to oppose God’s children; but they fail because God is promoting his Son’s kingdom.