“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28
Have you ever been in a large group but still felt lonely? People tend to hang out with people they know and who are like them. Even in large groups this is true, as we tend to hang out with our friends and avoid strangers.
If you’ve been in this situation and tried to talk with someone from another group, you probably experienced a feeling that you were breaking through an invisible barrier.
Not only will you experience these invisible walls with people; you’ll also see physical walls built to separate people. In other parts of the world, people have built high walls, chain-link fences, and concrete structures to separate themselves from others.
One day these invisible and physical walls will be destroyed. Everyone God has reconciled to himself through Jesus Christ will live with one another in peace and harmony.
Through faith in Christ, we are considered what? (We are considered children of God. To be a child of God is much more than having a family relationship. Being God’s children means we are “heirs” of God and enjoy all the benefits of his family.)
Is there any difference between people in Christ? (No. The invisible barriers that separate us are done away with and destroyed. We are all one in Christ Jesus.)
How should your oneness in Christ change the way you interact with others?
Thank God that through faith in Christ you are considered his child, an heir of his promises. Ask for his help in living out your oneness in Christ with others.
This devotion is adapted from the Who Do You Think You Are? Study Guides with Daily Devotions