Vs 9 “But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, do not call common.’ 10 This happened three times, …”
VS 12 “And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. …
bring Simon who is called Peter; 14 he will declare to you a message by which you will be saved, …”
VS 15 “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, …”
VS 17 “If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?”
VS 18 … they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
Peter is reporting to the church his, at first reluctant, encounter with Cornelius.
Peter responded to the calling to deliver the message of salvation.
As he did so he remembered the words of Jesus.
God incredibly uses people to accomplish His purposes.
He doesn’t need to.
I don’t think I would if I was an all-powerful all-knowing God.
But God, in His wisdom that is beyond me, chooses to use me … use us … to deliver His message
… His message of salvation.
But what stands out to me this morning further is it’s still God doing the doing …
The verbs over and over credit God …
God did the giving . ..
The Spirit did the falling …
God did the saving …
Can I really stand in His way????
What did the people do?
They did the glorifying!
They responded to the doing of God with the glorifying of God!
Thank you God for you word
Lead me to do your will
Help me remember your word as it’s done
And may I glorify you as you use me
In Jesus name