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Daily Devotional: Wednesday 25th March

by William Moody

The first thing we see from Peter was his humility in entering Cornelius’ house (v24-26). Peter had the wonderful privilege of being an apostle of Christ but he knew he was only a redeemed sinful man. Let us never be searching for undue praise or attention to be on us.

Cornelius had been expecting Peter and inside he has gathered a large crowd to hear the message of God’s Word (v27). How active are you in encouraging others to hear God’s word and even in using your home to make this happen? Take time to pray about this before God.

Peter shares how God has given him a new perspective on meeting with Gentiles (v28-29) and he then listens to Cornelius’ story (v30-33). Peter’s response to what Cornelius says is to further expound the view how God does not show favouritism (v34-35).

In your thinking, in your praying for people to be saved, in your attempts to share the Gospel, do you believe that God does not show favouritism, or are there certain people you hold back from praying for or reaching out to?

As well as saving respectable Presbyterians, God has a desire to save Roman Catholics, also immoral people and people of other nationalities. We need to pray about this because one of the ways the devil holds back the spread of the Gospel is by encouraging favouritism in God’s people.

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®),
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