1 Timothy 5:21-22
I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality. Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people's sins; keep yourself pure.
This just so happened to be the random chapter for today. Isn't God amazing? What good timing: it's Martin Luther King Day!
There are two parts to this chapter that we should touch on, so the other one is going to be a Bible Study later on.
'These things' that Paul talks about are how to treat elders. He says to treat them equally, and not giving one special treatment. He says not to jump to conclusions or sin with others, but keep yourself pure.
God doesn't want us to be prejudiced, because He isn't prejudiced. When we get to heaven, there won't be separate water fountains for each race of people. He's not going to have the 'ghetto' section. Everyone gets the same things in Heaven. May it be on Earth as it is in Heaven. Thank God for the strides we've already made toward equality in His name.
"We must keep God in the forefront. Let us be Christian in all our actions." ~Martin Luther King Jr.
In His Service,