God shows no partiality.

Romans 2: 11

 

There are times when we simply want someone to be impartial; thus, we could count on that person not prejudging us and our motives and not entering into a conversation with us with the outcome already determined. Also, this idea conjures up the image of being given equal opportunities and of standing on our own merit and being awarded for our own accomplishments. This seems like the ideal world; yet, when I consider my merit and worthiness in contrast to God’s standard of righteous living, I think that I would prefer some sort of special treatment from Him.

 

For impartiality cuts both ways, and my efforts at living as the Lord tells me to live are seriously flawed. Still, God means it when He says that He loves, cares for, protects, guides, and relates to everyone with no regard to where we are from, who our parents were, what we have done, and what we may have believed about Him; God takes us where we are and as we are; from there, He gives Himself totally to everyone who will allow the Spirit of Christ the opportunity to perform His transformational work upon them.

 

The Lord wants me to react to His impartiality toward me by accepting it in its totality; as I embrace the fact that God does take me just as I am and uses all of me as the foundation for performing His amazing and wondrous feats of love in and through me, my sense of worth and status in the eyes of my Father, God, are elevated to the highest of places. Then I am called by God to view others without the prejudices that are natural to people, and instead, Christ shows me how to see the potential that has been created into everyone.