There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28 (NASB)
This is the third of the Jewels of believers faith, mentioned in the earlier post The Jewels of Faith.
There is something unique about Scotland apart from the obvious landscape, tartan, bagpipes and whisky. Scotland is a big advocate of fairness for all peoples, it is ingrained in our culture. As a Scotsman from a working class background I was keen on social justice, irrespective of class, race or religion. I was inspired by men such as Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, that led me to action in campaigning and politics. As I aged my faith led me away from political activities, I began to realise the only true hope for man lay with Almighty God.
When I read scripture like Galatians 3:28 it awakens my yearning for true equality. Mankind has never truly delivered equality in society, even though there has been some good efforts. We can see that racism is alive and thriving in the twenty first century, long after Dr. King Jnr has gone home to Glory. But there is hope.
The cause for hope is in none other than Jesus Christ. If we believe in Him as Lord and Saviour we are adopted by God into His family, one grounded in equality. The initial message in the passage is for Gentiles and Jews of the time, but the message still applies to all people in all nations and generations. In God all His children are equal regardless of nationality, church, social standing or race. What the wicked world could never deliver, Almighty God has delivered by His Son Jesus Christ.
Dear reader, do you yearn for true equality? Don’t waste time expecting it from society, only God delivers true equality to His Heavenly family of faith. All believers are one family in Christ!