Well played, Pete and Barney

“And since God gave these Gentiles the same gift he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to stand in God’s way?”-Peter When he [Barnabas] came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, Acts 11:17,23

Both men saw evidence of Christ’s salvation given to different groups of Gentiles, people they didn’t expect to receive salvation. Each implies that it’s not up to use to judge other people’s worthiness or eligibility to receive grace, but to acknowledge them as fellow believers and to encourage their faith.

Lord, make me an encourager.