And Peter having opened his mouth, said, `Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons, but in every nation he who is fearing Him, and is working righteousness, is acceptable to Him. Acts 10:34-35 (YLT)
The Message Bible puts it this way “God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from–if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open”.
All the cultural, religious, social, political, and gender definitions and descriptions of people amount to nothing when it comes to relationship with God. It sure doesn’t matter if you’re black or white; red, brown, or yellow; rich or poor; slave or free; male or female; royalty or common; educated or uneducated. The Jew or the religious has no advantage over the gentile or pagan.
God accepts, and relates with anyone who will accept to come into His open wide arms that beckon to all humanity in unconditional love saying welcome back home to Abba where you’ve always belonged.
The Scripture text has said that; In every nation he who is fearing Him, and is working righteousness, is acceptable to Him. Acts 10:35.
What does fearing God and working righteousness mean? To fear God is to worship Him. It is to recognize and acknowledge Him for what He truly is – a loving, good Father who gave us His Son not to condemn us but to give us life.
Working righteousness is not trying in your own effort to keep the ten commandments or to do what’s right in your strength. It is receiving the free gift of righteousness that God gives to everyone through His Son Jesus Christ. Romans 3:22 (AMPC) Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe. For there is no distinction. God loves you and is good to you not because of anything you’ve done but because He is love, He is good. You are acceptable, right pleasing, and lovely to God not because of any effort on your part to be right but rather because God Himself made you right through His Son’s death and resurrection. You’re accepted before God in Christ Jesus the Beloved!