On the rooftop in verse 19, while Peter was still thinking, he heard the Spirit of God say to him from today’s verse, “Three men seek you… Arise therefore, and get thee down and go with them, doubting nothing for I have sent them.”
Obediently, Peter went down and introduced himself to them as they stood at the gate; He asked in verse 21, “what is the cause wherefore ye are come?”
They explained that their master “was warned or divinely instructed by a holy angel to send for” him to come to “his house” and speak to him.
Peter did a peculiar thing in verse 23, then he called them in, and lodged them: “He invited them in and lodged with them.” No Jew would do that! Peter did not know what God was doing, but he was ready! He was sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Meanwhile, Cornelius was on pins and needles as he “waited for them.” He was so excited about Peter’s coming that he “called together his kinsmen or relatives and near or close friends.” The servants and Peter traveled to the home of Cornelius. When Peter walked into the room in verse 25, Cornelius “fell down at his feet and worshiped him.” However, Peter said, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” Only God deserves our worship.
Peter stood before the little congregation in Cornelius’ living room and said in verse 28, “Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.” He got the message! He understood the directions! Sometimes our ways are simply not God’s ways. His ways are always better!