24bSo now, through faith in Christ, we are made right with God.
26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ,
like putting on new clothes.
28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile,
slave or free,
male and female.
For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
29 And now that you belong to Christ,
you are the true children of Abraham.
You are his heirs,
and God's promise to Abraham belongs to you.
Paul makes a BIG statement here – one I fear we forget most of the time nowadays.
There were some significant, immutable defining factors in life.
Race – Jew or Gentile
Personhood – slave or free
Gender – male or female
Paul says that whatever used to define our status & role in life no longer applies.
Believing, following, & being saved by Jesus makes us all equals,
there is only one thing that differentiates us now,
whether we believe in Jesus & follow Him.
How would our world be affected & impacted if we all truly believed that & put it into practice?
Think about THAT today.
And start implementing that incredible fact as we deal with & interact with the people with whom we come in contact each day.