Proper Descriptions

what-you-thinkI find it interesting how God defines the believer in Galatians 3:26. Paul writes, “You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” No problem so far, but verse 28 might cause you to pause and think. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave or free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
“Wait a minute. We stop being male and female when we come to faith?” No. I still check the male box when I’m filling out an application. What the Spirit is saying is to stop defining yourself by these qualifiers. What’s more important, being a child of God or being Jewish or a Greek? What affects your walk more, being a child of God or being male or female? What determines your attitude, being a child of God or whether or not you’re a slave?
God is telling us to look beyond these labels because they can be lousy excuses for why we take our drugs of choice. “This is what real men do.” “I’m a woman who feels the way I do. Get over it.” “My boss is a jerk and doesn’t deserve to be loved.” How you describe yourself will affect your attitude and behavior. Want to get closer to Jesus? Filter out all unbiblical qualifiers and start thanking Him for and emphasizing the fact that you’re God’s child.
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