God is Superior to Racism!
By Aaron Mitchell
9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
God’s desire is to draw people to himself from every nation tribe and tongue. “We see there is a great multitude of the redeemed wearing white robes. They are worshipping the Lamb. They are from every nation, tribe, and tongue. Since it is mentioned with three different words, it is clear there are people who are reached from all nations, tribes (families) and tongues (languages) (The New Testament Challenge, p. 246).”
Part of the ending of the story God is writing is the picture of people from all of humanity gathered around the throne. Someone will represent every race, every language and every family line. We will be united and color blind.
The easiest way to see our depravity as a people is to examine how we interact with each other across racial and cultural boundaries within our own country. If you are tempted to mistreat someone of a different race, remember God’s goal. Jesus defeated death and hell so that all Christ followers, as diverse as we may be, can stand united, seeing Him in all His glory. We in heaven will represent the nations together, all bowing before our King of Kings. He is the King of all nations.
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