The Twelve Apostles made a crucial distinction between ministry to Jews and ministry to Gentiles.
Galatians 2:9 NKJV
“and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.”
Paul had grace to minister to Jews who lived under the Law of Moses.
1 Corinthians 9:19-20 NKJV
“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win some.”
Paul also had grace to minister to Gentiles, who did not live under Moses’s Law.
1 Corinthians 9:21 NKJV
“To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law.”
Paul had to endure afflictions from his countrymen who despised Gentiles.
Acts 20:19 NIV
“I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.”
The Jews poisoned the minds of the Gentiles against Paul.
Acts 14:2 NKJV
“But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren.”
The Jewish Believers were also against Paul.
Acts 21:20-21 NKJV
“And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law; but they have been informed about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to for forsake Moses”
May you never be intimidated by the attitudes of opposers. May you receive your inheritance and portion, in Jesus’s name.