When God Asks Us To Go
Today's Daily Devotion - September 23 2022
By Khai Samante
So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection. May I ask why you sent for me? — Acts 10:29
In the later Jewish traditions, it is unlawful to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation. But in a vision, God showed Peter that he should not call any person common or unclean (Acts 10:28). So when Peter was sent for to Cornelius, He came without objection.
Peter’s vision and his response tell us two things. First, that the message of salvation to the Gentiles summarizes Jesus’ ministry—the good news is for everyone. The Gospel and God’s favor is not bound by language, location, or skin color, but is now available to every nation. God plays no favoritism and for Him, no race is better than any other. Last, Peter’s response reminds us of our calling to proclaim the good news to the ends of the earth. Before Peter arrived, God had to use the vision to prepare Peter’s heart. And when God sent Peter, he came without hesitation. Without wondering “what-if” or “why,” he simply obeyed and trusted in God.
How can we share the good news to the ends of the earth? Let’s pray for other nations to come to the saving knowledge of Christ. Let’s also support and pray for the safety, provision, and protection of the missionaries who are out in their foreign lands to spread the message of salvation. And when God asks us to go, go without objection or hesitation.
Lord, lead me and I will follow.