Does the bible say to treat everyone equally? Yes, see Romans 3:22-24 (Deaf Bible). “God makes people right through their faith in Jesus Christ. God does this for all people that believe in Christ. All people are the same. All people have sinned and are not good enough for God’s glory. People are made right with God by His grace (kindness).”
Christians, it is time for us to mature in the ways of God. Daily, we need to meditate on His words, find the truth in them, and apply those truths to our lives – moment by moment. It is time to stop being spoon-fed by someone else and start putting into practice the gift of self-control.
The Ark was called in February to minister especially to people who are homeless during the pandemic. Since then, we’ve been continuing to practice that gift of self-control.
From deaf ministry newsletters, I became aware of problems that masks were causing for people who are deaf. If you can’t see mouths, you can’t speech read. If you can’t see faces, you can’t interpret the emotion conveyed in sign language.
I confessed in my church that, although I teach deaf-signing and work with deaf people, I failed to SEE that mask issue. I asked God to forgive me and asked my church to pray. A month later, deaf ministry newsletters were praising God for helping them learn, grow, and find new ways of meeting ALL their needs.
Like me, our friends who are deaf had to learn new disciplines and daily, consistently pray with God’s loving kindness. We are more alike than different.
Praying without ceasing is a biblical mandate. (1 Thessalonians 5:17) Thank you, Father, for new awareness. This new awareness caused me to search out other bible verses about equality to learn truly to love everyone. God’s word is truth, clearly telling us that all people – male and female, and all colors and ethnicities –We need to treat others the same way we want them to treat us.
We need the same attitude as Jesus Christ. In Genesis 1:26-28 (Deaf Bible) we hear: “Then God said, ‘Now let’s make man. We will make people as a copy of ourselves. People will be like us’ …So God made people in His own image. God made people a copy of Himself. God made male and female. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Have many children. Fill the earth and take control of it …rule over every living thing that moves on earth.”
So how do we learn to respect everyone? We look at them and treat them with the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16) How do we take on the mind of Christ? Carefully reserve time for fellowship each day with Him. This won’t just happen. You must plan it and intentionally do it. Jesus had to determine to go to Jerusalem. He had to steadfastly set himself to GO. Determine to treat others with respect and kindness, then do it! Jesus listened for God’s instructions, read the scriptures, and expected Father God to bless him. He had a teachable spirit! Do you?
Like me, you may need to alter some ways of thinking and doing. Determine to do it and then do it.