Unlimited: There’s No Difference Between Us in the Kingdom
Feb 5, 2017 1079
There is no difference … the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him (Rom 10:12).
Albert Einstein once said, “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” Although we’re all individuals, there’s some good advice here.
I’ve been to a few countries around the world and made friends with lots of different kinds of people. And one thing that I have learnt is that people everywhere are basically all the same. We all have the same dreams, the same things make us happy, and the same things make us sad.
The Bible also tells us that there’s basically no difference between us all. In fact there’s two verses that talk about this.
One says, “There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:22-23). That’s bad news.
The other verse says, “There is no difference … the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him” (Rom 10:12). And that’s really good news!
The blessing that the Lord has for us all is the forgiveness of sin and the gift of eternal life. This is His gift for all who believe, and it is that same gift that underscores our equality in the Kingdom of Heaven. There are no first or second-class seats at the foot of the Cross. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Unfortunately, it is simply part of fallen human nature to be prejudiced against others of different races or beliefs or other characteristics. I encourage you to challenge yourself and plan to share a meal in your home with someone whom you would normally consider to be very different to you. In this way, share the love of God without bias or prejudice.