“After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them: “Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe.”
So here he stands again, the leading apostle, Peter, on his feet, making his argument.
The discussion has been that of circumcision. Now Peter begins his speech.
He will be arguing against the practice of circumcision needing to be used on Christ followers in order of proof of salvation.
How does he address this? “Brothers, you know that some time ago …”
Peter takes us back in the past, 10 years precisely when God had saved the household of Cornelius.
The lesson is that our point of reference should be the past.
Do you know what happened in the past?
Do you know the history of your life?
Do you remember that sermon or that inspired conversation? Do you remember that person?
Some people want to rubbish the past or remove it by saying it never really happened.
Some say looking back means you are not moving forward.
But the past is our teacher. It is our foundation. It contains seeds of thought that help today’s new questions.
Some time ago God …..
What did God do in your past?
Let that be the steer of your life now.
Let it form the correct decisions today.