“The righteousness of God
is through faith in Jesus Christ,
to all who believe,
since there is no distinction.” (Romans 3:22)
The word that stood out to me was ALL, coupled with “no distinction”. It reminded me of this verse:
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galations 3:28)
(…and you fill in the blank with any number of “opposite” parties.)
There is no room for segregation in the family of God. In the midst of a world that seems to thrive on sorting people out into many separate groups and categories with all sorts of labels, let us strive instead for God’s view of people, who freely robes in righteousness with only one condition: belief.
P.S. See this original post for info about this photo challenge and more about this reading plan I’m using this summer for the book of Romans (and I’d love to have you join in!)!
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With this virus, I temporarily lost my job as a school cook. I applied for a job with HOPE HAVEN which is a business that provides supervised living in homes all across NW Iowa. I work in a home of 4 women who are unable to live by themselves due to various mental or physical reasons. In the two months I have been working there, God has shown me how to look at them through HIS eyes. They are or can be children of HIM so I need to treat them with as much love and care as HE would. Their souls matter to GOD just as much as mine and yours. That understanding now spills out into everyone I look at.
Very good points you make Beth with the ALL coupled with “no distinction”……in the environment today, if anyone is in Christ, we all must look past any skin color or any differences we have and know that God intended that person to be saved, and to be HIS child. Who are we to judge that person. Sometimes it is hard because of some actions or words that were possible done or said, but overall, we need to follow God’s principle of “love your neighbor as yourself”.