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You Are All One

Make a faith journal using the bless method | You are all one | Galatians 3:28 | July 21, 2023

Date: July 21, 2023

I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional. 

B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Voice and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study the Key Words or Phrases
S - Summarize and Share

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B - Bible Verse: "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." - Galatians 3:28

L - Listen for God's Word and pray: Dear God, open my heart to see the beautiful unity we have in Christ, where our differences no longer divide us but bring us together in love. Guide me to live out this truth in my daily life, treating others with respect and embracing the unity we share in You. Amen.

E - Explore the History and Meaning: The apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Galatians to address concerns about false teachings that undermined the gospel of Christ. In this particular verse, Paul emphasizes the unity in Christ, transcending cultural, social, and gender distinctions.  Paul declares that in Christ, all believers are one, regardless of their backgrounds or social status. The barriers that once separated people—such as ethnicity, social class, and gender—no longer hold any significance in Christ. Instead, believers become part of the same family, united by their faith in Jesus.

S - Study the Key Words or Phrases: 

"Neither Jew nor Gentile": This refers to the removal of ethnic divisions among believers in Christ.

"Neither slave nor free": The distinction between social classes dissolves, signifying equality among believers.

"Nor is there male and female": In Christ, gender does not determine spiritual worth, highlighting equal value and dignity for both men and women.

"For you are all one in Christ Jesus": The ultimate message of unity in Christ, where all believers share a common identity as children of God.

S - Summarize and Share: 

Isn't it incredible how God's love breaks down all the walls that separate us? Paul reminds us that in Christ, our differences no longer divide us. It doesn't matter where we come from, what we do, or even our gender—none of that matters in the eyes of God. We are all one big, beautiful family united by our faith in Jesus.

Think about it: when we gather as a diverse group of believers, we become a living testimony of God's love. It's like a tapestry woven with different colors and textures, creating something stunning together. We learn from one another, support each other, and celebrate the uniqueness that each person brings to the table.

We need to believe this every day. We need to embrace and respect one another, regardless of our backgrounds. Instead of focusing on what sets us apart, let's celebrate the unity we have in Christ. The world desperately needs this kind of love and acceptance, and we can be a shining example of it.

It’s not about erasing our individuality; it's about celebrating our oneness in Christ. Breaking free from old divisions and prejudices and embrace the freedom we have in Him. When we do, we become part of something extraordinary—God's diverse and loving family, woven together by the thread of faith in Jesus.

Let's be a beacon of unity, love, and acceptance in a world that needs it so desperately. You are valued, cherished, and loved in Christ, and together, we create a beautiful tapestry of faith. Let's make a difference—one heart at a time.

Bible Cross References:

Colossians 3:11 - "Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all."

Ephesians 2:14 - "For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility."

1 Corinthians 12:13 - "For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink."

Romans 10:12 - "For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him."

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