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Friday, February 24, 2012

INEQUITY IN THE KINGDOM ??


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“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others,” declared the revised commandment of the animals in Orwell’s Animal Farm.

In America we aspire to the thinking that all men are created equal. While this is a lofty thought, there is an unrealized reality even within the kingdom of GOD.

Where do you start? Let’s begin with physical stature. Now are all men and women created equal? If you said yes you are ready for the Looney bin. If not equal physically then it must be intelligence where all are intelligently equal. A quick check of school records of grades might disagree on that point especially on the “SAT” scores.

Moving on and looking at social status. I don’t get many invitations to the White House functions or to any uppity social functions. Society pigeon holes us into classes. Even in school there was a great distinction among the students. Some were looked down upon and not accepted based on personal preferences.

But finally we come to the place where we all attain equality, “The church.”

Some churches have artificially tried to make this equality a reality, but it is a strained effort for some just don’t fit in, and further more they don’t want to.

Romans 12, and 1Corinthians 12 try to bridge this anomaly that we see within our brotherhood, but even there we find that there are the weaker brothers. Honor is lavished upon some to a greater degree than others, and it is something we all have participated in doing, and are guilty of it.

Skipping over other examples we come to our final rewards and even there we will experience a difference in the rewards earned; Revelations 22:12 "Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.

All of the inequities of life will reflect upon our ability to earn a greater reward in heaven.

Christians are being slaughtered around the world just because of where they were born and their ethnicity, while here in America we do not suffer that fate this is an iniquitous position some are placed in.

If the above premises are anywhere near being true, then we are living in a world that isn’t fair, and we shouldn't expect it to be.

The age old question is what should we do? The answer is accept the world as it is for it isn’t going to change.

Accept yourself and refuse to accept the label the world has placed upon you.  Constantly reinvent yourself through faith in yourself. It is okay to have your head in the clouds as long as you keep your feet on the ground.

Find your potential and meet that standard for that will the best you can be. To do less will have wasted your greatness.

While we all have a common salvation it is obvious that there is inequity therein for some receive greater benefits from being born again than others do.

Linked with Laura at Brag on God Friday

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