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Galatians 2:11-14 Two Faces

Your actions speak louder than words. Watch what you say with them!

Paul calls Peter out on his behavior. Peter was acting one way before the Gentiles and another before the Jews. “Keeping up appearances.”

Peter was the first one God sent to the Gentiles. Remember the story where he was on the rooftop and God let down a sheet. “What God has made clean, do not call common” (Acts 10:15). God told Peter through that vision and its walking it out shortly thereafter the He considered the Gentiles acceptable unto Him too. In fact, in Peter’s encounter before the Gentiles had even completed anything more than accepting the gospel as truth, the Holy Spirit descended on them. “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have” (Acts 10:47). No circumcision, no converting to Judaism, no promise to adhere to the law. None of that was required for this family to be accepted into God’s family. Read more »