Acts 10: God Knows Where We Are
Acts 10: 3-6 About three in the afternoon he distinctly saw in a vision an angel of God who came in and said to him “Cornelius!” Looking intently at him, he became afraid and said, “:What is it, lord?” the angel told him, “Your prayers and your acts of charity have came up as a memorial offering before God. Now send men to Joppa and call for Simon, who is also named Peter.”
God knew where Cornelius was. He knew his lifestyle. God also knew where Peter was and knew his lifestyle.
God knows where we are physically, emotionally, spiritually and in every other way.
This thought can be challenging to me, especially on the days when I don’t feel I have done much for Him. Yet, during a recent not-so-great day it brought comfort, as God knew what was happening in my life. God was able to show me how often I get upset about things that do not matter in the long run. I was able to hear his voice, able to repent of my attitude that needed repenting of.
Question for myself: Since God knows where I am, how am I to live my life, today?
Peter had served God all his life as a Jewish man, and God knew that. He knew had had always followed the Jewish laws. Yet, God wanted to use Peter to expand the church, to allow the gentiles to become full members. Acts 10:9-16 tells the story of the vision. God told Peter to go with the men and to meet Cornelius.
God had to work in Peter’s life, so Peter would go to meet a gentile. God wanted to expand Peter’s vision of the work of God; He wanted to give Peter new ways to serve him.
Question for myself: I have been a Christian for years. Am I open to new things that God may be trying to show me? Am I open to new ways to serve him?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you know both where I am and where you want to take me in the future. Help me walk with you today, listening to your voice and obeying. Amen.
Photo credit of Simon the Tanner’s house in Joppa, Israel: K Carswell
CC: K Carswell 2022
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by Permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible, Holman CSB and HCSB are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.