Even on the Gentiles – Acts 10:45

The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles. – Acts 10:45 NIV

Peter had been invited to the home of Cornelius, a Roman Centurion, a despised Gentile. And God instructed him to accept the invitation. Then, when Peter shared the gospel with Cornelius’ household, the Holy Spirit was poured out on them; they were saved. The response of those with Peter is priceless; the Holy Spirit has come ‘even on Gentiles’. Amazing!

Are there Gentiles in your life? People you would not expect God to accept, and would be shocked if they came to salvation? The lesson that Peter and those with him learned is that God is no respecter of persons (vv. 34-35); he accepts all who come to him regardless their background. The question then for me is, have I learned this lesson; am I willing to be used in calling them?

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