Here is the culmination of Peter’s lesson: “I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism in dealing with people, but in every nation the person who fears him and does what is right is welcomed before him.” And how does that welcome become an ongoing relationship? “Everyone who believes in Him (Jesus) receives forgiveness of sins through His name.” This lesson is cemented by the manifestation of the Spirit. Gentiles can know God too. Jesus is for everyone!
Do you live like this in your own life? Do you understand that we are all made in God’s image, and worthy of respect and dignity? Or do you ignore and look down on certain people because you think they are unworthy of having a relationship with God? The challenge in our own lives is to not allow this world or our own pride to harden us towards others. We need to be open and willing to engage with others when we see God working in their lives, just as Peter was here. Prejudice, heartlessness, and thoughtlessness are all sins to be avoided.
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Strong,strong yes to last half of the last paragraph