One Race Under God
Today, my heart was so saddened. My daughter, who is married to an amazing black man, posted about their 6 month anniversary and how grateful she was to God for bringing them together.
Someone responded with this: “Interracial marriages are against God. You say you love Jesus in your bio but living a sinful life by marrying a black man. God is very disappointed in you.”
Needless to say, in my flesh, I wanted to hurt somebody. But then, I just became sad. Really really sad. Oh how this grieves the heart of God. So I asked the Holy Spirit to help me respond in a way that was helpful, lovingly confronting, and Biblical in every way. Here’s my response:
“Gonna need to biblically explain some things here: in the OT, God commanded His people to not marry other races. The reason was that they worshipped pagan gods and He did not want His people to bring in pagan worship intermingled with Him. It wasn’t about their skin color but about their faith. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Today, because of Jesus, those who know Him (like know Him as in have an intimate relationship with Him) are one race no matter what the skin color may be. Jesus inaugurated a new race, “But you are a CHOSEN RACE, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous Light.” 1 Peter 2:9
It is dangerous when people misuse and abuse the Word of God. Before we make any statements, especially if it can potentially wound someone deeply, since we are to consider others (Philippians 2:3), we need to make sure we have studied the Bible and invited the Holy Spirit to enlighten us to God’s truth....and then, once you get the context, ask Him if it is the right time and place for confrontation. More than likely, He will tell you, based on His Word to go to them in love and privately, one on one (Matthew 18:15).
But for God’s sake and His Great Name, read and study your Bible before you speak. “Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions” Proverbs 18:2
“...too many words mark the speech of a fool.”Ecclesiastes 5:3
Father God, help us all who claim to know You be marked by love, grace and truth. “
Sisters, let’s be a part of unity. It’s what Jesus prayed for. Let’s work toward every person becoming a part of the only nation that matters: the chosen race that Jesus created.
You are loved,
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