Peter spoke up and said: ‘Now I understand that in reality there are no favorites for God.’ – Acts 10:34
Not long ago I came across a story that was supposed to be true. It turns out that a bank in the city of Chicago was investigating the background of a person who had applied for a job.
As part of the investigation, the bank requested information about the candidate from his former employer, an investment company in the city of Boston. The response they received was extremely good. In it, they even spoke of the candidate’s illustrious ancestors, who had belonged to very important and prominent families in Boston society.
In short, the young man was being recommended.
After reading the letter, and with some frustration, the bank responded: “It is worth clarifying that the reason why we are studying the possibility of hiring this person is not for reproduction purposes.”
In the same way, the Lord makes no difference between people. Just because we come from a family of Christians does not mean that we are part of the family of faith.
That our spouse goes to church every week and serves the Lord with his life does not mean that our name is written in the Book of Life.
If we are going to be saved, it will be because the Holy Spirit will have worked faith in our hearts, calling us from darkness to light, from perdition to eternal life.
Salvation is a gift that Jesus Christ obtained by shedding his blood on the cross … a gift that is not only for me or for you, or for a particular nation or race. The gift of salvation is the great blessing of God for each and every one of the souls who repent and recognize Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives.
In other words, your parents’ names may not help you land a job in a Chicago bank, but the name “Christian” is enough to get you into heaven.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank you that my Savior, through the power of the Holy Spirit, has called me to repentance, forgiveness, and faith. I am proud to be called “Christian.” Help me to live in such a way that others can see you in me. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
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