Scripture:   Acts (NIV) 10:22 The men replied, “We have come from Cornelius the centurion.   He is a righteous and God-fearing man, who is respected by all the Jewish people.  A holy angel told him to ask you to come to his house so that he could hear what you have to say.” 

Observation:    This verse shows the same characteristic of God’s working as I wrote in yesterday’s SOAP.  God used a divine/angelic messenger; AND He also used a human messenger.   We are to point people to Jesus; but it is interesting to note that sometime he points people to us!   He knows we will point them back to Him.  It is teamwork!  We cannot do it without Him and He will not do it without us!  Even Jesus became a man to do the work required on the earth! 

Application:    If I lock myself off from the church and God’s people, I lock myself off from hearing much of what God would speak to me.  If I am not open to God speaking to me through someone else, I am also not open to God.

Prayer:   Lord, help me be open to hearing what you are saying to me through those around me.   Amen 

Pastor Leon
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