So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Thoughts for Today:One of the great joys of a new believer is when they fully understand that all children of God have an equal standing before Him. It isn't how long a person has been a Christian, whether a fifth generation, or the first in their family to believe. Nationality is equally unimportant. The only thing that matters is being "in Christ Jesus".
In Ephesians 2:14-16, Paul wrote: "For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.") Through our union with Jesus, all believers have been made one. We are the body of Christ, and are joined together by faith in Him.
Questions to Ponder:We are all sinners saved by grace. Our God doesn't hear men more than women, those living in America more than other countries, or people with greater wealth or education more than those less fortunate. Will you go to Him now? None of us is more worthy. His love extends to all -- equally.