Be Not a Respecter of Persons

Colossians 3:10-17  And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. 

   Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 

   And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 

How much more should we as children of God accept others who walk in Christ, based on eternal standards and not on the outside appearance, race, age,  place of origin, or financial status. God is not a respecter of persons and neither should we be. For He chooses where we are born and when we are born.

Act 17:26  And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation

When we find it hard to like someone, but we know they are Christ’s, then we remember how He is merciful, kind, esteeming others more highly, and patient.  We should recognize we are called of God to follow His lead.  Love of course is His perfect law when it comes to relating to others, especially if we claim to know God Mark 12:30-31, 1Cor 13:1-13 We should be thankful for the circumstances and the people He has put in our life…

1 Cor 4:5-8, 2Ti 2:12, Rev 5:9-10, Rev 20:6, Rev 22:5

Scripture of Note: Luke 10:25-37 The Good Samaritan

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