Over the next few weeks in our Rooted in Christ Study, we’ll be looking at some of the favorite passages from our staff at St. Matthew’s UMC. These are some of the parts of the Bible to mean to most to our staff.
Today’s reading is Galatians 3: 23-29
One of my favorite truths of the Christian faith is what we see here today in this passage. Equality. There is equality in Jesus. The divisions that the world throws up are not more. There is no more male or female, Greek or Jew. We are all one in Christ. This speaks to the worth that we all have. There is equality at the foot of the cross. All are made in God’s image. All are sinful and in need of salvation. All can be saved. All can be saved to the uttermost (Wesleys’ way of saying growing deeper in our faith).
This is true for all, this is open to open. So, as Christians, we are forbidden from playing favorites. What would happen if we truly lived this way? Seeking to love all that we encounter. People can be hard to love, people can be hard to find worth in sometimes. But what would happen if we did this? What would happen if we did this to others? How would this affect them? And then, how would it affect us? What would it do for us to look at everyone in that way?
There is freedom and worth for all in this equality. Freedom and worth for them. And freedom and worth for us. May we all live this way.
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