Day 261: Open to All

The Daily Word: Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Isaiah 28:14-30:11
Galatians 3:23-4:31
Psalm 62:1-12
Proverbs 23:19-21
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
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

There are some who say that Christianity is exclusive. How could it be “fair” that only people who believe in Jesus go to Heaven? How is it “just” for God to exclude every other major world religion from His presence?

But here is the truth: the Gospel is open to all! There is “neither Jew nor Greek” in the kingdom of God: there are no cultural designations because we are all sons and daughters of the Most High! There is “neither slave nor free:” there are no economic limitations because God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory (Phil. 4:19)! There is “neither male nor female:” no gender limitations because men and women are equally valuable to God’s mission.

Christianity is not exclusive! It is open to all. There is nothing that can ever hold you back from God, and all it takes to know Him is a decision for Jesus.

“And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.” – Acts 2:21

Prayer:

Lord, today I am making a decision to follow You. I want to know You! And I know that my culture, my socioeconomic status, or my gender is not an excuse not to know You. I want Jesus! He is all I need.

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