Where there’s people, there’s problems.

Or, Build a bridge and get over it.

Way back in the beginning of Genesis, because of the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:22-24), there are now distinct differences in people because of how imperfect we now are. We are uniquely and wonderfully made by God, perfect in His eyes; imperfect to the world.

Since the Fall, we as a people are now born in and into Sin. Now, we are put into the position to seek after a merciful God to ask forgiveness of what we have become that we may be clean of a sinful past – and the only way to the Father is though His Son Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.

What am I getting at? Discrimination; the differences in different people that the world has mandated for us to accept or not to accept. But, where there’s people, there’s problems.

For instance, atheists hate God, women hate men, blacks hate whites, gays hates straights, democrats hate republicans, brothers hate their sisters, the rich hate the poor, Baptists hate the Pentecostals, fast drivers hate slow drivers, on and on and on. People that keep flinging around the ‘hate’ word are generally the actual ‘haters’ that point and shun.

Hate breeds discrimination – discrimination looks for bias. People that swing the ‘discrimination bat’ around tries to bring about favoritism to themselves, not equality.

People are not perfect but they are teachable through the Word of God. In the pursuit of perfection, we should remember we are the children of God, not of the world; God does not teach hate nor does he tolerate hate from us – but He does hate Sin. He disciplines those He loves (Prov 3:11-12); we love because He first loved us (1John 4:19).

Hebrews 13:1-6 says, ‘v1 Let brotherly love continue. v2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. v3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. v4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. v5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said,  “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” v6 So we can confidently say,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”’

 

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