“Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.” Charles Spurgeon
How we live our lives and respond to situations has the potential to change the Kingdom of heaven for good or for bad. What are we doing to effectively advance the Kingdom of Heaven? That should be the question.
As followers of Jesus Christ, our response to any and everything should be dictated and defined by the Word of God and directed by the Holy Spirit, not the culture. We are citizens of heaven, not earth and because of this truth, we need to be more of a reflection of Jesus Christ and his love and less like the world.
Through a Kingdom lens, – a lens that every believer should live through – there is no race with privilege. The cross is the great equalizer for mankind. Everyone is leveled. As followers of Christ, we need to emulate His life by seeing each other the way Christ sees us. That is what brings effective change.
We need to be about the Father’s business and His business is bringing Jesus Christ to a broken, lost and dying world whether that person is black, white, red, yellow, brown, poor, lame, ignorant, rich, poor, famous, or homeless. Jesus died for ALL and yes, that even includes a corrupt, abusive police officer. We can hate the evilness of the world, but we are still called to love the broken people in this world.
The only alignment for the believer is the alignment with Jesus Christ. Every response and reaction should flow from that posture and authority and cannot be misguided by what “seems” right.
What feels right, makes us feel good about ourselves and looks right to the world may not be what Christ wants from us. Identifying with a group that promotes anger, hatred, rejection of anyone is not of Jesus. It is easy to be led by anger, hurt, frustration and emotions, but we are called to be led by the Spirit.
Racism is a problem of sin, not skin and the only solution to a spiritual problem is a spiritual solution and we can achieve that by taking a knee at the throne of the Almighty, fully surrendered to Him, seeking his authority, leading, and reshaping of our hearts..