Saturday, May 9, 2015

God Does Not Discriminate

by Gregory A. Johnson
God Does Not Discriminate, by Gregory A. Johnson

Because of Jesus, we all have equal access to God. Everyone has access to God's grace and peace, regardless of race, gender, or economic status. Because of His amazing grace, God pours His Spirit into all who will receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. With God's Spirit comes a supernatural peace that surpasses all understanding—peace with God and peace with man.

God loves us so much. Who would not want to receive His grace? Who would not want to receive His peace? Only those who have been blinded by sin and evil would reject God's free gifts. They search the world for peace but will find none. The peace that wars and diplomacy try to bring is costly, fragile, and fleeting. The peace that God gives through His Holy Spirit is free, strong, and eternal.

Beloved, we all have access to the grace and peace of God through the sacrifice of Jesus. It is equal access—for ALL people. His Spirit has been given to all who believe and follow Him. We walk in His peace. Praise God!

SCRIPTURE: "He (Jesus) brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near. Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us" (Ephesians 2:17-18, NLT).

PRAYER: Oh God, I praise you! The love you have for me warms my being. Your grace truly is amazing and your peace is supernatural and surpasses all understanding. You do not discriminate. You love us all equally. You revealed your love for us at the cross. Christ died for ALL. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your grace. Thank you for your peace that is given by your Spirit. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.

Excerpted from the book, Be Encouraged: A Daily Devotional, Volume 3 by Gregory A. Johnson. Copyright © Gregory A. Johnson. All rights reserved.