Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

In the week after the 231stanniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, it is important to reflect upon one of its foundational principles stemming from the Declaration of Independence.  That document boldly proclaims “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”  These rich thoughts stem from Biblical truths.

In a world characterized by polarization and division, we are quickly diverging from an important founding pillar – that all men are created equal because all men are created in the image of God.  As such, there is no room for the intolerable hate that often is directed towards those who are different from us.  This is especially true for Christians who are disrespecting our God whenever we treat anyone in a way not characterized with full dignity and respect.  God created each person just as much as He created you.  He loves each person just as much as He loves you.  Your disrespect for others will not separate them from God’s love, but will only separate you from God’s will.

PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO TREAT ALL PEOPLE WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.  God’s image is reflected in each person, and we honor Him by treating them accordingly.