Scripture – Acts 4:2
greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
The Sadducees didn’t believe in the resurrection of the dead, nor in angels, nor in most things supernatural like miracles. Even when faced with the supernatural they didn’t believe it, or perhaps they chose not to because it didn’t fit in their box. They had a choice, but perhaps not the one they thought.
The Sadducees of our time are the naturalists and materialists. They may or may not believe in God, but they definitely do not believe in the supernatural or miracles. They think the choice is to work within reason, logic, and evidence, or to abandon it. God wants us to have all of those things, but He also expects us to not be limited by them because He is not limited by them as is evidenced by pretty much everything. We must not only accept the things we can’t explain by faith, we must also give God the credit, praise, and glory for these things.
Lord I pray for miracles, I pray for opportunities to at least see, if not be used to express, your power. Not for the sake of the power, but for the sake of the gospel, so people will be drawn to you just like in this passage.