Galatians 3:28 – Verse of the Day 6/30/14
When someone asks who you are what do you say? Do you say your name? Your age? Where you are from? How you spend your time? Do you name your interests? If you had to make a list of the things that define you, what would they be?
In this verse, Paul explains that the Gospel is the core defining characteristic of a Christian. While we do not cease to be male or female when we become a Christian, being a Christian is more central to who we are than anything else. This means we have more in common with other Christians who otherwise seem very different from us than we do with those who are not Christians and otherwise seem very similar. This unity was shocking to Paul’s original audience, and it is still shocking today.
Spend some time in prayer, thanking God for breaking down the dividing wall of hostility that separated us from God. Our sins are forgiven and we have a relationship with the infinite, eternal, and all powerful God who created us and loves us! Ask the Lord to make this reality the most important piece of who you are, and ask God to unite you to our fellow brother sisters in Christ and to look past all the other things that might divide you from other Christians.