Peter was criticized by the strong legalistic party of Jewish leaders in Acts 11:1-18 because he had shared God’s Word with the Gentiles. Peter patiently explains what had taken place while he was in the city of Joppa. That he had a vision and the Holy Spirit was telling him to share God’s Word with the Gentiles. When he shared the Good News with them, they also received the power of the Holy Spirit.
Since God gave the Gentiles the same gift of the Holy Spirit that He had given the Jewish believers, Peter said this affirmed that it was pleasing to God that they share His Word with the Gentiles. There is a difference between law and grace and because of the grace of God and the gift of His Son, there is a new paradigm in which grace overrides the law. All this is Good News for us.
Father God, Your Way works; changing people for the better through the Holy Spirit and that is Good News. It is up to us to simply tell the story as Peter did and give the facts. When people hear the facts, contention no longer exist and people no longer argue over minor matters but put more focus on what is truly important; Your grace and sharing about it with others. Amen!