The statement I am about to make is going to be radical. But I am in no way trying to pick a fight with you. In our Churches today, we evaluate each other on the basis of certain stereotypes, and this should not be so. Let me remind you of what the Bible says how we should evaluate each other, “So stop evaluating Christians by what the world thinks about them or by what they seem to be like on the outside.” Read 2 Corinthians 5:16 (TLB). Look at the message version of the same text, “Our firm decision is to work from this focused centre: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in His death so that everyone could also be included in His life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own. 16-20 Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look.” Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-20 (MSG).
Beloved, you need to know who you are, most definitely, else others will ascribe to you an identity which does not belong to you. Biblical iliteracy seem to be rife in our Churches, a word deficit. And I say this because if we understand the above Biblical text, why then do we still have prejudice within our Churches? Why do we believe some Christians are superior than others based on ethnicity or socio economic affiliations? Listen to what one commentary says, “In Christ we are one family. No walls of racial, economic or political differences should separate us.” Therefore, let Christ work through you to remove any barriers between Christian brothers and sisters. “There is [now no distinction in regard to salvation] neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you [who believe] are all one in Christ Jesus [no one can claim a spiritual superiority].” Read Galatians 3:28 (AMP).
If we exhibit traits of being prejudiced, then that is pride on display, and God hates pride. Please listen to my heart on this issue, the Bible tells us, “Examine yourself.” Consequently, use the Word of God to examine every motive of ours, and when we do, we won’t be evaluating each other on the basis of sense knowledge or socio-economic standing.
Hey, you are peculiar and you belong to God. You are not a minority group, you have the host of heaven backing you. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Can you see this? God says, “you are peculiar” and not the minority, please get this. This truth will enhance your life because there is no barrier you won’t be able to push through because “You know who you are in Christ Jesus” Glory, Hallelujah.
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