Re:Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day one)
“I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘By no means,Lord’ “–v 7-8.
God never changes. However, circumstances do. Often.
Like a quarterback who comes to the line of scrimmage, sees the defensive line up and exercises his prerogative to change the play, the Father, in Acts 11, calls an “audible”.
For 1500 years, the Jewish nation observed “kosher” laws that symbolized their “separation” from the nations. It was a strict law. Rigid custom. No wonder (no excuse, but, still, no wonder) that Peter resisted the change.
With this vision, the Father opened a new chapter of salvation history–years of gospel expansion to all people without regard to race or ethnicity. All foods are clean. All Gentiles are welcome.
Will you be ready when God brings a new chapter and gives you a new assignment? Are your ears tuned and heart soft to an audible from God?