Saturday, August 27, 2016

whose yardstick?

Galatians 3

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.

What Paul is saying in verse 28 seems to me to be that when God looks at us, He doesn't see the things about us that we see.

iow, we are all the same to Him.

The things that we use as yardsticks to measure the worth of someone simply are the things that God uses to measure our value.

God looks at us & see us as His children – that is all.

If this is true, then how should we view people?

Should we differentiate one person from another by some temporal yardstick?

I don't think so.

So, iow, we are to look at each other, see each other, and conclude each other as God does – as simply God's children?

And how should this impact our behavior toward, & treatment of, other people?

Think about THAT for the rest of the day!

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