The scripture for today, October 16 (19.16), is Acts 10:16 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.”
This is about a vision where God let down a sheet full of animals that were “unclean” or not allowed to be eaten according to the Law of Moses. (See Leviticus 11:1-8) God told Peter he could now eat them.
Peter already knew that Jesus nailed the Old Law of Moses to the Cross (Colossians 2:14). But it just hadn’t sunk in yet. As many times as Jesus told his apostles about his Sonship of God and proved it with astounding miracles, it wasn’t until just before his death that Jesus told them, “You believe at last!” (John 16:31).
Similarly, sometimes we read the same scripture over and over and it goes right over our heads. We are not seeing what God wants us to see. We assume that what we’ve always been doing will always be right. We assume that others in church do things a certain way, so it has to be right.
Let us search everything in the scriptures on topics that we assume we know all about, and get everything God has to say about it. Then let us compare.
It IS possible to get God’s opinion on things, and that is priceless.