“And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house…” ACTS 10:22
The fear of the Lord will cause you to have a good reputation before God and men
Remember that we previously said that Cornelius was not a Jew, yet because of his God-fering nature his good reputation spread amongst the Jews. Besides that, his name was also known in heaven, so much so that God Himself noticed Cornelius and sent to him an angel to provide him with divine instructions. Fear God and you will find favour with both God and men. Special and sovereign grace and favour are reserved for such God-fearing saints.
Jawab mereka: “Kornelius, seorang perwira yang tulus hati dan takut akan Allah, dan yang terkenal baik di antara bangsa Yahudi, telah menerima pernyataan Allah dengan perantaraan seorang malaikat kudus, supaya ia mengundang engkau ke rumahnya … KISAH PARA RASUL 10:22