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Bible Commentaries

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

Acts 3

Verses 1-26

The men at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple is the illustration of a constant fact: approximation to God is a habit of humanity in its need. Mendicants are not often found at the doors where an infidel lecture has been delivered. In speaking to the man, Peter revealed the essential meaning of Christianity. He was not able to minister to the man in material things so far as silver and gold were concerned. He was, however, able to communicate to him something which would make him master of his disability.

This miracle attracted the crowd, and Peter at once directed the people's attention to their own God, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and Jacob, claiming that He had visited them in the Person of Jesus. Faith in His name was the avenue through which God had wrought the wonder. No glory accrued to man from what had happened; none to the man who was healed, for his faith was not brought into play at all; none to the apostles, as they clearly declared.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Acts 3". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.