The Equality of Man
1) The equality of man, how do we look at it, and more importantly, how does GOD see it?
Pro 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
[rich]=: having abundant possessions and especially material wealth
[poor]=to be destitute, or to be needy
Sometimes I think that some people think that because of being rich or poor makes them better or not as good as others, but our wealth has no bearing on our spiritual walk with the LORD [the LORD is the maker of them all.]
Rom 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
[Jew]=: a person belonging to a continuation through descent or conversion of the ancient Jewish people
[Greek]=a non jew, a gentile
So looking at this verse of scripture we see that being a jew or a gentile[non jew] makes no difference in the equality of man=[for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.]
2) Partiality of man, how do we look at it, and how does GOD look at it?
Lev 19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Deu 1:17a Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great;
Pro 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
1Ti 5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
So in these verses we are clearly instructed not to look on someone differently than another, not to have respect of person because of their status, to look up to some and/or look down on others, that is to say [be partial to some],but we are to judge in righteousness [the right-moral-equal way]
3) Impartiality, do we look at others with impartiality?
Act 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
Act 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Act 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
[no respecter of persons]=or being partial
So in these verses we see that no matter who we are, if we FEAR HIM, and live for HIM, we are accepted of HIM
4) Impartial=: [not partial or biased : treating or affecting all equally]
So then according to scripture we are to treat all men with kindness and brotherly love
Rom 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Eph 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
If everyone is to be treated equally with kindness and brotherly love, does that mean those that are different and/or difficult also?
Rom 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
There will always be those that will be hard to relate to, but we can and always should pray for them.
2Co 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Col 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
5) So as we pray [: to address God with adoration, confession, supplication, or thanksgiving] we are to also exhort one another!
2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
[exhort]=to invite, and or to comfort
And one of the ways to exhort or reach out to some one is to invite that person to church, as scripture tells us to.
Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
So in reaching out to others we are using the gift or the ministry GOD has given us
2Co 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
So if we treat everyone equally with love, and invite and ecourage them to attend church and work in the ministry of reconciliation, we are doing our part in helping to bringing that soul to CHRIST!