Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Friday, September 17, 2021


Text: “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” – Acts 10:34, 35.

Comment: Apostle Peter had to make this declaration when he understood the meaning of the vision God showed him, for which he had been told that what God had cleansed he should not call common. Because of the prejudice which the Jews had against people of other nations, he would not have agreed to go with those sent by Cornelius to invite him to come and preach to them. (Acts 10:28) It was when Cornelius told him of having seen an angel who instructed him to send for him, that it became clear to St. Peter that God does not want such discriminations. – Acts 10:1-48.


Some people today are looked down upon as outcasts; they are regarded as second class citizens even in their own countries. The inferior status imposed on such people makes them unhappy. The truth is that God has created people equal. They should give themselves to doing the right things in the sight of God to be reconciled to their Creator and obtain salvation by His grace. “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus…” – Galatians 3:26-29.