“…for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26-28 (ESV)
Continuing the theme of unity is this passage that talks of there being no distinction between Christians of differing backgrounds.
Thus, there is no reason to claim superiority based upon gender, or race, or heritage etc.
We’re all heirs of Christ. We’re all equal in God’s eyes.
For some people, perhaps many, this is hard to accept.
The self-righteous totally miss the point: that it’s through God’s grace, specifically the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, that we are saved.
Not through anything we may do “so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 6:2).
This is reassuring as it’s beyond our means anyway. Our efforts, no matter how well intentioned, are pitifully inadequate.
Thank God we can rely upon Him and His gracious goodness.
prayer : thank you for the gift of faith
action : share this gift with others