Unity in Diversity
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands (Rev.7.9).
The kingdom of God is built on differences not similarities. At the throne of grace, when we see the Lord, we shall have people from every tribe and tongue worshipping and prasing the Lord. In the account of the day of Pentecost, diverse tribes and tongues were together when the Holy ghost fell on them. God is not tribalistic neither is He a racist. He is the God of all tubes and races. Each time you feel superior to another person because of his tribe or color of their skin, you err. Christ died for all irrespective of your ethnic affiliations. He loves all the same and expects you to do so.
There are couple of reasons we feel we are better than others. Sometimes our perceived civilization, exposure, wealth, trainings and all forms of prejudice however, you are better than no one as a human. Same breath flow in your lungs. Since the event of the Tower of Babel, there have been diverse cultures which God embraced. Does God have favorites? No, he doesn’t. He loves all the same way. He sent Christ to die for all. We have equal rights and opportunities before Him. Learn to embrace others with love and less judgements.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal.3.28).
In Christ, we are one but this could be more difficult to practice than as simply stated. People are inclined to friends of their tribe, race and class. The love of God transcends all these to embrace the humanity in all. If you have found yourself judging others based on these things, it is time to allow the love of God flow through you to as many people as possible. We are saved to serve, not to judge. May our hearts be truly transformed with the truth of God’s word. Amen.