A CHILDLIKE TRUST (Acts 10:20)
We all doubt certain things, and we should.
When we read the headline “Elvis Abducted by Aliens” at the checkout counter, we are wise to doubt.
When a money-making scheme seems too good to be true, it pays to be cautious and skeptical.
Doubt becomes a vice or when we are too skeptical. An attitude of constant mistrust makes us suspicious and cynical.
Trust breaks down.
If we want to have a good relationship with someone, we must be able to trust them and give them the benefit of the doubt.
We are especially to have a strong, childlike trust when it comes to God. The more we realize how powerful God is, the more our faith in Him will grow.
We begin by believing that He sent Jesus to die for our sins and raised Him from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) to save us.
We trust in Him for eternal life.
A PLAN OF SALVATION FOR EVERYONE (Acts 10:43)
When the Roman soldier Cornelius invited the apostle Peter to his home, God revealed to him, through Peter, that His plan of salvation was for everyone, not only Jews.
Cornelius and his family believed in Jesus and received the Holy Spirit. The Jews who were with Peter were “astonished” that all of God’s promise of salvation applied to uncircumcised Gentiles (v. 45).
WHEN BELIEFS ARE CHALLENGED (Acts 11:17-18)
Have you ever held a strong belief about something only to have your belief challenged by undeniable proof?
If so, you had to make a choice: Would you hold on to your former belief, or would you change your thinking based on the new evidence?
This is what happened to the Jewish believers in Jerusalem.
They thought God’s gift of salvation was only for them. When they learned, however, that God poured out His Spirit on non-Jews, the Jewish believers had to change their thinking.
While change isn’t always easy, it’s how people grow and mature.
Have you put your trust in Jesus Christ? Simply put, when you deduce or logically, there is no other option, period. Make the decision today to put your faith in Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
God Bless you.