Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Color of the Soul

"Red and yellow, black and white; they are precious in His sight."  Most of us know the children's chorus, but doesn't God have favorites?  Wouldn't it just seem "normal" to prefer some above others?  "Normal," yes; Godly, no!  God is not "normal" as defined by man.  (Rom 11:33 KJV) "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" 

As mere mortals, we fall far below the standard set by God.  We see color and we play favorites.  As long as we walk this earth, in these bodies, that will not go away, completely.  There is an old saying, "Beauty is only skin deep."  Well, so is color only skin deep!

(Gal 3:28 KJV) "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."  Could I add to the list, rich nor poor, black nor white, young nor old...  In God's eyes, we do not fall into any categories other than believer and unbeliever.
What lies beneath our various skin tones?  Living within these aging bodies are our eternal souls.  The Bible teaches that man's soul needs to be saved.  So, what is the soul?  First of all, it does not have various colors.  Heaven will not be segregated and there will be no discrimination.  It is the soul that will be taken to heaven or damned to hell.  We - you and I, the people who dwell in bodies - are souls.  The individual soul will not be set apart based on race, nationality or gender.  We will have a heavenly society that is colorless as to the distinction between the inhabitants.
That is why, in the now-time, we should be seeing our fellow brothers and sisters by their soul color, not their skin color.  Our skin does not make us who we are.  Behind our skin, we are equal souls.  Judge the man by who he is, not what he looks like.  There is no one who can measure up to perfection, physically. 
No matter what I look like to you or you look like to me, neither one of us are seeing the real person.  So, it is pretty amazing how much we judge based on appearance.  "You" are not what you look like, "you" are what your soul is, and "you" will live forever apart from your now-time appearance.

1 comment:

  1. Good thoughts. I like to believe racism is an unexplainable thing of the past, but I know it still exists, sadly. Won't it be wonderful when everyone sees though the outward appearance like God does?