Cornelius was a "good" man—he believed in God, it was his practice to pray to God, he helped those in need. Yet even though he was "good," Cornelius was still in need of a personal and saving relationship with Jesus. Cornelius hadn't heard the Gospel message. So God prompts and directs him to seek out Peter whom God was going to use to take the Gospel message to the Gentiles (those who were not Jews). And as we'll see through tomorrow's reading, Cornelius, and all the people who were with him, receive Christ as their Savior after Peter tells them about Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
Who is one "good" person you know who doesn’t yet have a relationship with Jesus? Will you follow in Peter's footsteps and reach out to him or her to tell them about their need for Jesus? Tami
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