Margin notes: Things I scribbled in the white spaces on Jan. 22 2KX


“The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.” (Proverbs 22:2, ESV)

All are creatures, but God.

All must be sustained, but God.

All must die, but God.

All are sinners, but God.

All need redemption, but God.

All are lost apart from His loving and sovereign intervention, but God.

All stand to be judged, but God.

None then, are essentially above any other.

Let our external circumstances be what they may – in these, we are all equal. And in more.

Where then is pride?

How is it we look down our noses at any other human being?

How is it our hearts do not melt for those still lost, when none-the-more deserving, we have received Christ by pure grace?

Where then is prejudice?

Who dare discount or exalt any other person in deference to another?

Whence comes the exercise of my personal “rights” at the expense of any other?

Where then is preeminence?

Why is my subjective opinion so important?

Why are my personal preferences binding on others?

We will all stand before Him.

We will not be judged in comparison to one another – but to Christ.

Tremble.

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