Equal Before God
By Joe Keim
November 1, 2008
Is one race of people of more value than another race? Is there a culture of people who has more merit, more worth than any other culture? Is there a group of people anyplace on earth who has more qualities within them that makes them more valuable than any other group of people? The answer is obviously-No!
When it comes to the human race, no person has any more merit or worth, goodness or righteousness than any other person. We all stand equal before God. God shows absolutely no favoritism nor partiality to any person or church denomination.
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
For a person to think that he is better than someone else, that he has more value and worth than another person, that he is more acceptable and useful to God than others, that God favors him and blesses him more than others-is the height of self-righteousness.
Self-righteousness is a dangerous attitude. It blinds a person and condemns him to be separated forever from God's presence. It prevents a person from ever entering the promised land of Heaven. God does not accept or bless a person because of some personal merit, value, or worth. Our righteousness is as filthy rags in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6). There is no excuse for any person thinking he is better than others, that he has some merit or value or worth that is superior to any other person. God accepts no man's person (Gal 2:6).
The Lord tells us very clearly that people who think they are better then others because of who they are or who they belong to, are like smoke in God's nose.
Isaiah 65:5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in My nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
Dear Lord, we ask your forgiveness for failing in this area. Help us to see others as you see them through your eyes. Amen
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