QT: *God shows no partiality* Acts10:34–35 Week 37: 05/09/2023. Tue

QT: *God shows no partiality* Acts10:34–35 Week 37: 05/09/2023. Tue

God shows no partiality
Week 37: 05/09/2023. Tue

It is quite an uncommon feat across the globe for an ethnic majority to vote an ethnic minority to be President for all. It is also more than quite a feat for different races to address each other using terms closer than "my president"—"my brothers and sisters".

Acts 10:34–35 [34] So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, [35] but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. (ESV)

Peter, an early Jewish believer of the gospel, now encountered a situation where the gospel would go forth beyond the Jews in Palestine—the gospel of Jesus Christ would go forth to the ends of the earth to multiple nations and ethnic groups.

The "clean" and "unclean" training and sanctification system regarding food would no longer apply for the Gentiles in the New Testament times. Yet God had to re-educate Apostle Peter with repeated visions of "Rise, Peter; kill and eat" voices from heaven (Acts 10:13).

We see the barrier broken when "Cornelius, a centurion, and upright and God fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation" (Acts 10:22) eventually came to Christ.

REFLECTION: Is your idea of "overseas mission" tainted by "partiality", or breaks the divisive barrier of racial and other prejudices?