Colossians 3.25 observes God has no special favorites who can get away with shirking.images

Religion has always played favorites. The priest class has always been at the top of the religious pyramid with the poor in spirit, and usually finances, at the bottom.

Upon God’s arrival to earth to live with us for a time, He changed all that beginning with His own example of descending through a poor teenage girl to arrive by birth in a cave where His first bed was an animal feeding trough.

Jesus continually attacked the religious hierarchy of His day declaring it was the spiritually poor and little children for whom He came, like a physician whose patients are the sick and not the healthy.

Nevertheless, whether healthy or sick, rich or poor, educated or ignorant, God expects all people to seek Him, to follow Him and to obey Him.

In the new order of religious structure Jesus created, all people have equal value and equal responsibility to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves.

This is not the duty of religious leaders alone though they must be an example for others to follow but even if they fail, all God’s sons and daughters are expected to serve and obey Him while worshiping Him first and foremost.

No one will be held exempt from God’s requirement of His people to give all and to do all they can with all they have for bringing His Kingdom to earth as it is in heaven.

The work of all God’s children is the business of making disciples of Jesus in all nations by each one who claims to be a Christian doing their part.

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