Scripture Verse Of The Week

Acts !0 verse 25 and 26:

When Peter entered Cornelius met him, fell at his feet, and worshiped him”.

V26: “But Peter helped him up and said, ‘Stand up I myself am also a man.”

Cornelius was an officer in the Roman army that occupied the Jewish nation. In other words, Cornelius was Peter’s natural enemy.

If anything, Cornelius had authority over Peter, but Cornelius was a soldier and recognized authority. He would have heard of the authority that Peter walked in. An authority to go and make disciples and demonstrate the love of God.

The Story of Peter and Cornelius is amazing not just because of what happened when Peter preached, but also because of who Peter’s audience was. Cornelius was a gentile and in Peter’s Day, most Jews and Gentiles did not associate closely with each other

Jesus does not simply call us to share the good news of the Gospel with our friends and loved ones. Our Lord and Our Friend goes further, teaching us to love [our] enemies and pray for those who persecute us Matthew 5 Verse 44.

In the Name of Himself {Jesus Christ} He sends us. Matthew 28 Verse 18 and 19; V18: “Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me on heaven and earth.” V 19: “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of The Father and of The Son and Of the Holy Spirit.”

Peter was obedient, even if he thought it was strange to go to the Gentile. For Cornelius it must have been strange that he was prompted to ask Peter.

All we all need to do is to be obedient to the God that loves us dearly and died for us to have new life in Him. Strange and wonderful things might be achieved for His Kingdom if we do.

God Bless.

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