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Thursday, March 23, 2017

GOD HAS NO FAVORITES

“Masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Don’t threaten them; remember, you both have the same Master in heaven, and he (God) has no favorites.” Ephesians 6:9 New Living Translation
     I think it is pretty normal for a person to have his or her favorite things in life. We favor certain individuals over others because our personalities seem to mesh well with ours. We like or dislike certain people based on their upbringing, their appearance or financial status. It’s a good thing we aren’t God.
     The scriptures are clear in this matter. The Lord plays no favorites. By this it means he doesn’t judge anyone based on his or her skin color, economic status or ethnicity. He doesn’t like any one person over another. We have been created equal in His sight. What we do with the opportunities He has laid before us determines the path we take in life, but we all have the same opportunities. Any obstacles to them are either caused or allowed by God for a specific purpose. I stopped trying to figure out the minutia of His will and ways a long time ago, finding it a fruitless endeavor. What it really all comes down to is faith and trust in God.
     God loves us all unconditionally. Do we understand what that means? Do we understand that the Creator of the Universe deeply loves us to such an extent that He has placed NO conditions on His love? It is unbridled, merciful love, despite who we are, where we came from, what we look like, where we have been or what we may have done. NO conditions. There are very few, if any, condition free things in this life, but in God’s economy, there are no conditions placed on His love for us. Now the trick is that we must strive to do the same to those around us. Even the most undesirable ones among us, are beautiful to God. Love as you are loved. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible. 

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