Not My Call by Kirk Hunt
Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
Acts 10:28 NKJV
Please also read Acts 10
God repeated Apostle Peter’s vision in Acts 10 three times for clarity and understanding. A man or woman, cleansed by God, is suitable to God. It is not your or my call, even as a follower of Jesus Christ, to say otherwise.
It is too easy to sit in judgment and declare who is in and who is out. The ability to dismiss others as “less than” is too frequently done in our day and age. Like the ancient Pharisees, we add our own rules and expectations to God’s Word, as if we are always correct or have the authority.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to make disciples of all men and women. Scripture does not say this will be easy nor that unbelievers will be immediately friendly. Still, we should follow Jesus’ commandments, if we are truly His disciples.
Do not think that this allows us to condone ungodly or unbiblical behavior. We must first hold each other accountable to God’s Word. After, we can approach all of God’s children with grace and humility, carefully showing them the way to our loving Father.
All men and women are God’s children. Show His lovingkindness to all of them. This opens the door of their hearts and the eyes of their mind to their heavenly-Father.
Think: All people, even unbelievers, are still God’s children.
Pray: “Lord, help me to love all Your children as You would.”
Copyright © March 2019, Kirk Hunt
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