“The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter” (v6). In this chapter, the early church dealt with disagreements about foreigners (Gentiles), circumcision, keeping the law and salvation. The church deliberated by debate (v7), listening to Scripture (v15), listening to the witness of apostles (v7), common sense thinking (v12) and general consensus (25). In doing so, they made a decision that “seemed good to us and the Holy Spirit” (28).
“It seemed good to us, having come to one accord…” (v25). There will always be disagreements, but wisdom prevails when we listen to the Holy Spirit through all the ways He speaks to us.