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Have you noticed the demands for equality in our society? They’ve changed over the years. Once the goal was equal opportunity for all. Now the demand is for equity, not simply equality. No longer is equal opportunity the goal. Now some expect the outcomes to be equal, the same. For example, if one group scores poorly on school tests, some demand the grading be adjusted so all score the same. Often their current desire for equity conflicts with the principle of personal responsibility.
But we won’t solve these issues today. They can be distractions. We need to examine a deeper value, namely, that all people have equal value. All lives matter. Equality is just. How do we know? Because of Genesis 1:26-27, ‘Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.’ (NIV)
God created Adam and Eve in a unique way, in His image. All people descended from them share in the result of God’s creative act. I encourage you to recognize the equality of all people and treat them fairly.
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