“He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was everyone in his household. He gave generously to the poor and prayed regularly to God.” – Acts 10:2
What will happen to the heathen who have never heard about Christ? This question is often asked about God’s justice. Cornelius wasn’t a believer in Christ, but he was seeking God, and he was reverent and generous. Therefore, God sent Peter to tell Cornelius about Christ. Cornelius is an example of how God “rewards those who sincerely seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). Cornelius’s story demonstrates God’s willingness to use extraordinary means to reach those who desire to know him. Those who sincerely seek God will find him! God made Cornelius’s knowledge complete. (Tyndale Study Bible)
A couple of things come to mind, giving and sharing the gospel.
On this Glorious Xmas day, I think of God’s gift to the world, His Son Jesus. Sent to redeem mankind, sent to put us in right standing with God. God gave the ultimate gift, his son. This gift is what gives us eternal life.
The scripture is about Cornelius being a God-fearing man but calls on Peter to share the Gospel and Good News of Jesus. It is also said that Cornelius was one of the first gentles that were saved. Peter preached to him and his extended family. Many of them got saved.
It makes me think there are good people in this world; and bad as well. I believe good will always overcome evil. How many good people do you know that are non-believers? I think they’ve never been exposed to the benefits of Christianity. How will they ever know if they don’t go to Church read the Gospel and read articles like these?
You see Cornelius was seeking God all the time and found Him. Those good people I am referring to, don’t seek God and aren’t exposed to the Gospel. My point is as Christian we are to share the Good news. This incredible gift of God. Naturally, it starts at home with your family. Then spreads from there, if you can’t speak the Gospel there are many other platforms to share from. The point is to do it. Remember a couple of days we talked about love. Do it out of love, if anything.
Xmas is a day of giving. Why don’t you start today by sharing the Gospel? The most significant gift of all times. Expose all those good people you know to the Good news of Jesus Christ. Family first.
Lord, I pray this blessing on all people on this earth. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.