More and more, we, as humans, are blurring the line between what’s good and what’s evil in this world, accepting the latter, and in making it normal differences in our society, today.
God is very clear in Scripture that all humans are made in His image. Jesus himself preached about discrimination, and not judging others based on how they look, or what area of the world they may come from.
Prejudice is an unjustified or incorrect attitude, usually negative, towards an individual. Sadly, it can be based solely on that individual’s position, or status in life. Bias is the inclination or prejudice for, or against, one person or group or concept, and especially when there might be some who consider it unfair.
A biased person tends to favor one side of an issue over another. While biased can just mean having a preference for “one thing over another,” it can also be synonymous with prejudiced, and that prejudice can be taken too far.
Do We Choose Prejudice Over Love?
When someone is humble they are focused on God and others, and not on themselves. Their focus is out of a desire to love and glorify God.
In short, a humble person’s goal is to elevate God and encourage others. They “no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf” (see 2 Corinthians 5:15).
Jesus Christ died on the cross over two thousand years ago so that we could all have this equality, and live in spiritual freedom. It is by God’s grace that we have received this freedom. He has given us what I consider to be, true independence. Therefore, humility is learned, and can only be from God.
Liberty For All!
Billy Graham shared, “The Declaration of Independence states that people ‘are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness’.”
Galatians 5 verse 13 says, “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
When we’re living for the Lord, yoking our life to His, and in getting under this yoke with Him, that is when true freedom will reign in our lives.