No discrimination

jesus-284414_640Acts 11:12: And the Spirit told me to go with them, making no distinction. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. (ESV)

There is no one beyond the reach of God. No matter the state they are in, background, what they have done or are doing. The gift of righteousness is for everyone (2Corinthians 5:21). Sometimes we discriminate with age, thinking that some are too young to make sense of the message of the gospel.

In the focus verse, the problem of Peter was social. He was brought up thinking that none-Jews are inferior, innately deficient, defiled and defiling. But the blood of Jesus does not discriminate.

Though Jesus may be physically different from you and me in age, in sex, in purity, in relationship with God, in complexion and facial features, when he died on the cross, the blood which flowed from him is the same as ours. There is no distinction.

We share humanity, in the same way, we can share the life of God when we believe in him, we can experience his righteousness as he shared our sinfulness. The gift of righteousness is extended to all, no barrier is respected.


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