The Problem With Partiality
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
Greetings in the name of the King!
Today I had to go over to a friend's house to feed their chickens, rabbits, birds and dog. They are out of town and had left me to take care of their animals.
God never leaves us once we are His children. He doesn't leave someone else to listen to our prayers of praise and those for help while He gets a breather. Aren't you grateful? I am. God is never off duty. He is on duty all day, every day. He never gets a break, but He doesn't need one like we do because He has all the strength He needs and a perfect mind that doesn't get tired like ours does. Now, that doesn't mean He doesn't get weary of us sinning or praying like a parrot or not praising Him when He has so openly blessed us. He expects us to gain strength through His Holy Spirit and with that strength, put all of our energy wholeheartedly into giving Him glory by how we live our lives including the decisions we make and the words we say. God has all glory.
In the scripture above, I believe it is one of the clearest you can get that teaches us that slavery, the Holocaust, and racism are wrong, wicked and often violent. I want to be careful when I say racism because it is too often misunderstood. Here is the definition and what I am talking about when I say it. “The belief that a particular race is superior to others. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.”
Events such as the above named grieve God because they turn the things that He created good and twist them into something wickedly evil. In their minds, sometimes they even justify it by saying that they are “just doing the lord's work,” because in their minds they are cleaning up the mess for God. They are so wrong. Their minds are warped and perverted.
“For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said, ‘No one sees me’; Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; And you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’Isaiah 47:10
I hope you can tell that I am committed to standing against this wrong that is still too common even in these modern days. When I hear of it or even read the history of it, it makes me so angry. But God is rich in mercy and sees to the hearts of these people and knows if and when He softens their stony hearts. As long as they are alive, there is still a chance to share the gospel with them. God knows best and He has a purpose and plan for everything. We have to support what is good and right and fight against the evils of this world as the apostles did generations ago. Remember, we are not the first generation that has had to deal with this particular evil. Even when the Bible was written, some were sacrificed to idols, sold as slaves and put down as not worthy to be taken care of. Men fought and preached against generations of superstition and tradition.
Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Rom 12:9b
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Rom 12:21
Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9