Two Humble Men Make A Great Duo
And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am a man.” — Acts 10:24-26
I love this encounter. Remember Cornelius commands 100 soldiers of Roman, yet when he sees Peter, he falls to his feet. And then Peter responds by grabbing him under the arms and lifts him up, not taking any advantage at the moment to seek his own glory. I love this encounter. It's sweet. I wish we had a snapshot of this moment.
There is something supernatural about two God-fearing humble men coming together. One from one walk of life. One from another. It produces powerful outcomes.
In fact, I have not directly stated this in the last few devotionals, but the interaction between Peter and Cornelius is one of the great markers for the Gospel in the Bible. This is not only a meeting between two men, but it is the moment that the Gospel is revealed to not only Jews (as is Peter) but Gentiles (as is Cornelius).
But here's the deal. I believe we see revelations like this every time two God-fearing, humble men come together. Two men who come together in a desire to be obedient to God hear, see, and experience outcomes that are great than any results we may attempt to achieve on their own.
This is why men need spiritual brothers. Brothers to walk with, confide in, and rely on. Without these men in our lives, we will become lifeless. These men point us to a God to be worshiped when we are worshipping the wrong things. They are men who lift us up when we get down for the wrong reasons.
If you don't have one of these men in your life, then you need one today. Reach out to one or be one. And I bet if you asked God to reveal one to you, he might just as he did to these two men here.
ASK THIS: Do you have a spiritual brother in your life?
DO THIS: If you do, name him. If you don't, get one. If you want to be one, reach out to one. But don't do nothing.
PRAY THIS: God, I need to be a better brother. Reveal a spiritual brother to me today as you did in the life of Peter and Cornelius.
PLAY THIS: Brother — Jordan Feliz.
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