Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- January 17, 2011
“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew or Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26-28
Christianity is colorblind. The foot of the Cross is level and acceptable for all who embrace faith in Jesus Christ. Man erects barriers, but belief in Christ tears them down. Man makes himself superior and treats others inferior. However, our superior Savior Jesus makes humble followers of the Lord significant.
Your devotion to Christ is meant to dissolve distrust toward those different from you. In fact, it is out of the beauty of diversity that your beliefs are made real. Faith untested by inclusiveness is indeed inferior. Belief in God equalizes egos and checks pride. Our Christian brand promise is love for one another, because He first loved us.
No race can escape the love of God and His children. Racial healing is a result of radical inclusiveness by God’s grace, so invite others inside. Oneness is the outcome of devotion to Christ. The free set others free, and we all become bondservants of Christ. Diversity of races is meant to bring us to the Lord in bold belief and obedience.
“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being’.” (Acts 17:26-28a)
Races have no reason to boast over their lineage, other than it is a gift from God. He determined when and where you where born. Your life was planned ahead by Providence. Therefore, thank God for giving you the family, and the life He has given you. Take responsibility for your actions, and live life with gratitude and grace. Forgive freely, as Christ has forgiven you, and remove any race resentment with grace insistence. Heaven heals hearts on earth that are unified by faith in Christ Jesus.
His passionate prayer is, “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me” (John 17:20-21, NASB).
How can I be a facilitator of race healing by the grace of God in Christ Jesus?
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