Job 17-19, Acts 10:1—23 • Key Verse: Acts 10:15
Opinions vary as to what is right and what is wrong. We all have our ideas on the subject. The
only problem is what we say is right may be wrong, and our wrongs may be right. That’s not too
reassuring, is it?
Peter definitely had an idea of right and wrong—and was wrong about it. God was preparing him
to go to the home of a Gentile named Cornelius, something Peter would consider wrong. God
had to convince Peter otherwise and did it with a vision involving what food was acceptable to a
man like Peter.
God gave Peter a vision of various animals and instructed him to “kill and eat” (v. 13). He
refused. The voice then said to him, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean” (v.
15). Three times this happened, leaving Peter wondering what was going on. Then there was the
knock at the door, men looking for him to take him to Cornelius. Before the vision, Peter would
have refused. Now he knew his specific instruction was to go with the men.
What made the difference in Peter's thinking? Knowing God's Word on the matter.
The same thing will make the difference in our thinking. We are not to decide right and wrong
on the basis of what we think but on what the Bible teaches.
Learn what the Bible teaches with a submissive heart, surrendering your opinions to the Word.
Ask God to help you see things as He sees them, understanding what truly is right and wrong
according to Him.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett