21 September 2021

Nathan A. Hughes, Esq.

Soli Deo Gloria

All of one blood

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And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 

Acts 17.26

God’s Word teaches us that we are all from one blood. The Bible teaches that all mankind is created from one blood and there is no supreme nation on earth nor is there a supreme people group. God created us in His image. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” This is why every human life is important and of value. All lives matter. God’s love and grace is available in every nation of the world and is open to anyone who calls on Christ.

Believers in the gospel belong to a Heavenly Kingdom not an earthly one. We are here on earth as ambassadors for our King and Heavenly Kingdom. One of the main reasons why God has placed Christians all over the world is to share the Good News with the people of the nation. This is so others can join the Church thus have a place in Heaven.

We haven’t been placed on earth to be part of the world. Rather we are to be in the world, not of the world. We are to reach the world with the Gospel of Christ. We are told in Colossians to set our minds on things above and not the things of the world. In Romans we are told to have our minds transformed by God’s truth and not to be conformed to the image of the world. In the Psalms we are told to hide the word of God in our hearts so we will not sin against God. In the Gospel of Matthew, we are told to go into all the world and preach the gospel. Also, in Matthew’s Gospel Christ tells us to set our treasures in Heaven.

The closing verse of 2 Corinthians 4 says, “while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.’’ Let us be a people that can say by the grace of God, “We walk by faith, not by sight.’’ (2 Corinthians 5:7)

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