God shows no partiality!
Scripture reading for May 17th: Acts 10, Psalm 99, Proverbs 6
Key Scriptures: Acts 10:34-38 “So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him. As for the word that He sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all), you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”
Peter had been sent by the Holy Spirit to share the Gospel at the home of the Gentile centurion Cornelius. As he opened his mouth to share, he noted that God shows no partiality between Jew or Gentile, but accepts all who come to Him in repentance and faith. He simply shared Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection and that forgiveness of sins was available in His Name. The Holy Spirit filled this group of Gentiles and they began to speak in tongues!
Faith Confession: God is impartial and shows mercy to all who sincerely come to Him. Help me to clearly share the Gospel with those who are open. Send me to those needing understanding of Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 6:20-22 “My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you are awake, they will talk with you.”