God is not a fan of prejudice, yet it is far too common in the local church.
Talking with a woman recently about the possibilities of what God could do in her church, she told me that “people like to worship with people of the same color. It’s just the way it is.” Then she turned to a man of that “color” and demanded him to reply that she was correct.
I reject that ungodly stereotype and prejudice – and so should you. I don’t choose to worship because of skin color or nationality. I worship in a certain place because God is worthy and His Word is rightly divided.
The Bible describes Heaven as a place where the God who has redeemed us by Your own blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation (Revelation 5:9).
As ambassadors of Christ’s Kingdom (2 Corinthians 5:20) we must not be so sinful as to divide ourselves over things so unimportant as skin color or nationality.
As a pastor, I live to break ungodly stereotypes and traditions. Honoring God knows nothing of man’s prejudices. You, as a child of God, don’t accept them and don’t perpetuate them either.