No Room for Prejudice
“Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.” —Acts 8:5
We tend to want to hang around with people who look like us, who talk like us, and who are just like us. But how willing are we to leave our comfort zone and go to a person completely different from us with the message of the gospel?
In this troubled day we are living, prejudice has blinded so many people from truth. For example, are we willing to acknowledge that all prejudice is wrong?
Are we willing to share the good news of the gospel with those who think and believe differently then us?
Everyone needs Jesus, but are we willing to care about others who are different from us, enough to break down walls of prejudice?
There is no room for prejudice in Gods plan of salvation. And a person knows if we are sincere in our hope for them, or wether we are operating out of a mere sense of duty.
The Bible gives us the example of Philip, who had a heart for unbelievers. Along with Stephen and others, he was called to be a deacon in the church. And when Stephen was martyred and Saul of Tarsus began to attack Christians, where did Philip go?
To Samaria. Philip was a Jew, yet he went to Samaria. This was significant, because Jews hated Samaritans, and Samaritans hated Jews. Yet Philip went to these people, people whom Jews normally would not speak to, much less want to reach.
May God give us a heart for the lost who do not yet know Him. And may we look for the good in every person instead of our differences. May we focus on building bridges to salvation though the Love of Christ.
Philip had that kind of love for others whom were different, and we should to.
Be Blessed !