Acts 10:1-8

At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision.He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!”

Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked.

The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. Now send men to Joppa to bring back a man named Simon who is called Peter. He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea.”

When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier who was one of his attendants. He told them everything that had happened and sent them to Joppa.


One response to “Acts 10:1-8

  1. Rome was the conqueror and occupying army. This new Christianity was under their reign and subject to their law. Yet, among the rulers, there were believers and devout and Godly men. This centurion was Godly and had near him advisers and assistants who were devout.

    God places men for His good purposes and His call is so universal and strong that men will be brought to Him in all walks and positions. We should not let fear rule us no matter who out rulers are. God needs no man to do His will, but He always has people in positions for when He needs them.

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