“Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.”
Colossians 3:11 NIV
The Word of God is a textbook on relationships. At the heart of every page is the message of reconciliation. The life of Jesus exemplified this, and we, as believers, must be involved in the ministry of building strong, positive relationships.
The apostle Paul understood this. Writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he touched on four major areas that have traditionally separated people: race (Greek or Jew), religion (circumcised or uncircumcised), culture (barbarian or Scythian), and economy (slave or free).
The answer to every challenge in society is Jesus Christ living through us!
A life of reconciliation starts in the heart. Our primary issues are not race, religion, culture, or economic standing. At the cross of Jesus Christ, all of us stand guilty. That is why Calvary stands for all as a means of reconciliation with God and each other.
This must certainly apply to everything we do as members of the same family: “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10 NIV).
Likewise, the ministry of reconciliation must extend to those outside the family. The cross of Jesus Christ does not belong to believers alone. We are called to share the Gospel with those around us through everything we do.
Re-surrender your relationships today. Build bridges. Live your life as if you were the only Bible some people will ever read.
Moving into a new level with Jesus Christ begins when you start walking in the footsteps of the one whose name we bear!