Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 29, 2019

The Sheet

Filed under: Christ,Gentile,God,Jesus,Jew,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 7:45 pm

Acts 10:11 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. (NIV)

If you are not Jewish by birth you should join me in being thankful for this vision Peter had.  Until Peter had this vision, Jesus was only for the Jews.  But, the Jews, for the most part, refused Jesus.  This opened it up for us who are called gentiles by the Jews.  Peter was being told through his vision that Jesus came not only to God’s chosen people, the Jews, but to all people.  Peter’s vision opened the door for Paul’s ministry to the gentiles.  It took 3 times for Peter to lay down his prejudice against gentiles and realize God loves all of us.  We must consider how many times it takes God to get us to lay down our prejudice.  Do we really welcome all to hear the good news of Jesus Christ?  Do we welcome everyone into our church services?  Are we really ready to sit by anyone and talk with them?  We have a strong tendency to judge people by their clothes and their speech.  Let us allow God to remove all our prejudices from us.  Let us allow Him to love everyone through us.  Thank You, God for sending that sheet to Peter.

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