there is neither jew nor greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. [galatians 3:28]
for context, paul wrote galatians 3 to highlight the importance of salvation through faith. salvation by faith- a gospel message that claims there is only one way to saving faith in God through his name only. as it pertains to saving faith on a personal and relational level with him, distinction is irrelevant. yet, there is distinction within the body of the Lord as a whole. we must recognize the ethnic, hierarchal, and biological distinctions within the body while maintaining unity and acknowledging, again, that there is only one way to saving faith no matter who you are.
how amazing is it that our God made us different from one another, individually and collectively, so that we may learn from one another and grow stronger and deeper in our faith of him!
philippians 2:10-11- so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father
colossians 3:11- here there is not greek and jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all
psalm 117:1-2- praise the Lord, all nations! extol him, all peoples! for great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. praise the Lord!
~ angela younger