We have already talked about Simon Peter. Today we will talk about another apostle named Simon.
Simon is often called “the Zealot.” A Zealot was a person who was part of a Jewish political party. Zealots wanted to overthrow the government and be free from them.
The Bible does not tell us anything else about Simon. But our Bible verses today show us that Simon continued to meet with the other apostles after Jesus went back to heaven. Verse 14b tells us that Simon was one of the people who was “constantly praying with the same purpose.”
This is a wonderful example of how we should live. We should be praying, like Simon and the other apostles. We should pray for other people. And we should pray that God will give us opportunities to share the Good News about Jesus.
Will you use your time today to pray to God?