I love this: A Christian is someone who believes in Jesus, puts their faith in Him, knows Him and lives ‘in Christ’. It is also someone who *follows His example*. There is no greater example in human history than the example of Christ. Paul writes, ‘Follow *my* example, as *I follow the example of Christ*’ (1 Corinthians 11:1).
It’s not hard but we mess it up and make it hard because of ourselves. God said it was a narrow and difficult road because He knows we are driven by flesh. We make things harder than they should be because of our wants. If we just surrendered our will and said, here I am Lord use me, it would be easy. Look at the world right now: It wants diversity, equity, and inclusion but only the way It wants it. God sending His one and only Son to die is for every person that will ever live. That’s inclusive. And look what it says in 2 Peter 3:8-9 “But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A Day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed but wants everyone to repent.”
Then, diverse in Gods eyes looks like this. Colossians 3:11 NLT “In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.”
Then He considers us equal as the body of Christ. There is no one better than the other, we are all used and loved, He has no favorites. 1 Corinthians 12:18, 26-27 NLT “But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.”
See, it has nothing to do with what we want and how we feel, it is how God set us up perfectly to be right in His sight by following Jesus. In Christ we have eternal life, living trying to please ourselves we have separation for eternity. This country set the values on Christian morals and we knew if we deviated in that this country would be a mess. Welcome to our mess, we have opened the door to sin and the broad road to hell is wide open. Jesus is the way yet we want our flesh. God loves life and told us to be fruitful and multiply but we want to stop that by killing babies and telling people it’s ok to marry someone of the same sex. Life cannot continue like that, it’s outside of Gods design.
Then we want to push gender is whatever you want and that can have the same effect, no more life being born. The Creator of Heaven and Earth would not create us to go extinct. But in our selfishness, we are trying to get that done. God has given us free will and wants us all to benefit from His gift, but He will not make us. He is right there waiting for us to choose His Son and then He has given us the ability to work hard to stand against a fallen world that seeks everything but God. All this murder of babies is not new it’s just pushed as a medical condition. If we did what God set up, we would get rid of 99% of unwanted pregnancies. It wouldn’t be a condition anymore. If we believe God made them male and female, we wouldn’t have all this mental confusion which has led to us pushing a mental disorder as real life. We have no fear of our Creator that we want to change what He did in the womb because we think we are smarter.
We think equity is what needs to happen when that’s just not how God made it. Equality is what God wants, there will always be people that are better at things and it will lead to not having equity. The NBA is not equitable but we don’t care. The NFL is not equitable and we don’t care, why, because we want the best out there. Equality is making sure everyone has the same chance knowing some will just be better. Equity is giving something to someone who isn’t fit for that things and it hinders the outcome.
Selfish people want equity, God fearing people want equality. Thank you God for having no favorites and giving us all the tools needed for right living and eternal life. Help us to see that Jesus is the only way to make this country great.