Before the Gap – #5
Racism has been forefront in the news lately. What does God have to say about how we treat others? Well, He took issue with not treating people equally as well. Read Malachi 2:7-12, focusing on verse 10.
For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. But as for you, you have turned aside from the way; you have caused many to stumble by the instruction; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of hosts. “So I also have made you despised and abased before all the people, just as you are not keeping My ways but are showing partiality in the instruction. “Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers? Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the Lord which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign god. As for the man who does this, may the Lord cut off from the tents of Jacob everyone who awakes and answers, or who presents an offering to the Lord of hosts.
Malachi 2:7-12 NASB
Treat people fairly and equitably. Give respect. Realize that every person has been created by God and should be treated as such. The world is in such a chaotic place trying to figure out how to treat people when God was addressing that very issue a couple thousand years ago.
How do we treat others? How do we show respect to everyone? We treat people, all people, as God’s creation.