Our world is a big place. In it, there are people of different ethnicities, from different regions, with different social standings, and who are valued differently depending who they are and how much money, power or popularity they have. Men may value one person over another, but God does not. Acts teaches us that God doesn’t show favoritism. So it doesn’t matter who you are, who you were born to, or how you began in life, it can always end in eternity with Christ - if you fear him and do what is right. In chapter 10 verses 34 and 35 it says:
"Then Peter began to speak: I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right."
This verse comes after an angel appeared to Cornelius, a God-fearing centurion, and told him to send men to get Peter who would later share the gospel with him and his family ultimately leading to their salvation. No longer did God only favor the Israelites. Since that time in history, everyone is accepted who fear him and do what is right. And by reverently fearing him, we realize the truth of his word and ultimately come to a saving knowledge of him.
In Acts, Peter reminds us that when it comes to salvation, God does not show favoritism. Everyone can be accepted. Everyone can come to a saving knowledge of him. His arms are extended to everyone, but not everyone is willing to accept him. Have you accepted him? Will you accept him? If you haven’t, you are without excuse because God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.