Acts 10:23-29

The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea.Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in reverence. 26 But Peter made him get up. “Stand up,” he said, “I am only a man myself.”

27 While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. 28 He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean. 29 So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me?”

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One response to “Acts 10:23-29

  1. Peter had two important observations. (1) It is God that we serve and we deserve no recognition ourselves. It is He who is to be honored and glorified. (2) Man has ways and observances that are not God’s. The Jews had added a ceremonial layer related to nationality that God was striking down so that the Gospel could be shared and extended to the whole world. Peter had to get over his own comfort levels in order to be used how God had called him.

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