Sunday, September 18, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Fear of One True God
Acts 10:34-43
Philip Varghese
Carmel MTC, Boston
I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
This is a familiar portion in Acts where Peter visits Cornelius’s house. As Peter shares the gospel with the Gentiles, they are filled with the Holy Spirit. Peter shares an important message also. It does not matter which cast or creed we come from. The Lord will favor us if we worship Him and do what is right and acceptable to Him.
Being born as a Christian and being a Sunday Christian does not necessarily mean that God will accept us. Every deed, every word, every action counts. It is important for each of us to take some time and think whether our faith actually prioritizes God in the first place or if we are being complacent. We need to seriously ponder the following questions
Do we fear the Lord and do we have a strong relationship with God and know that He will guide us irrespective of what happens or what is going on in our life? Do our actions/deeds contradict with what we believe in and what we base our faith on? It is pertinent for us to re-visit these questions and take positive steps in order to grow in faith and in turn make changes in our daily lives.
Also, many a times, there is a question about how will we share the Gospel? What will we say? Peter is giving us a clear indication and direction in these verses on how to prepare ourselves.

PRAYER


Father God, thank You for being with us all the time. Help us and strengthen us to do what is right always. Lord, guide us and guard us. Let our every action be favorable in Thy sight. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Make our relationship with God stronger each day by making the right choices.