An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas Diversity

(Pro 22:2 KJV) The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

This is a principle that America was founded on.  It is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence with “all men are created equal” and continued in the development of the Constitution which forbids income and class as requirements for public office.  Have we always lived up to it?  That is a rhetorical question and always will be.  It is part of the human condition that we will never measure up to ideals.  We can, however, keep trying and striving.  

So?  As Christians we are to look at people as children of God.  That does not mean we accept their sin or sinful behavior.  We do not make lesbians our pastors.  What it does mean is that we do not judge people based on their net worth, blood lines or social class.  We need to keep remembering that the ground is level at the foot of the cross.  Christmas is a good reminder of that.  God announced Advent to the poor shepherds, used a middle class family for the incarnation and invited royalty from afar.  Celebrate.

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