Devotion for Tuesday November 28, 2017
Topic: God Is Not Partial
Text: Acts 10:34
Christ came into the world and died for humanity. His death is not for a specific tribe, nationality or sex and His love for humanity is universal (John 3:16). His love is not for the Jews alone but also for the Gentiles. This is what Peter meant by God not having favourite or being partial. God had told Cornelius to send for Peter from the house of Simon the Tarner in Joppa (Acts 10:3 – 6). He heeded God’s word and sent for some of his men to Joppa. God also spoke to Peter in a dream that he should not call anything He created unclean. God is never the author of confusion. He spoke to Cornelius and Peter on the same issue. Are you confused about the assignment God gave you and you are not sure of what God actually wants you to do? Are you confused about the choice to make concerning marriage, admission, etc? Ask God and He will speak to you and clear your doubts in Jesus name.
Our text for the day is part of Peter’s speech when he got to Cornelius’ house. God looks at man individually with no regard for national distinctions, physical characteristics or religious heritage (Deuteronomy 10:17; Romans 2:11, Ephesians 6:9 and Colossians 3:25). This means that in every nation, He accepts those who fear Him which expresses Peter’s clear understanding of the universal application of Christ’s work on the Cross. God doesn’t discriminate on basis of race, economics or sex neither should any believer do so. What He does for Peter, He will do for Paul. What He expects from us is obedience. When we do that, He will meet us at the point of our needs. Have a great and fruitful day!
Food for Thought: For there is no partiality with God (Romans 2:11).
Memory verse: Romans 2:11
Prayer: Lord God, you have accepted me because you don’t discriminate. Help me to live my life so I will continue to enjoy your blessings in Jesus name.