RELEASE The Greater One Within! (Application to Real World Matters: Affirmative Action, etc.)

Sunday, July 02, 2023 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


1 John 4:4, You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

Real World Application
• Affirmative Action was not about elevating unqualified Black people over qualified White people.
• It is about selecting from a pool of diverse qualified people.
• It is about AFFIRMING the value of people, especially marginalized people and taking ACTION in support of them.
• It is about creating opportunities

The concept of affirming others and taking positive actions on their behalf is scriptural:

"Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared..." (Nehemiah 8:10)

Scriptures related to affirming others and taking action

Mark 12:31, Love your neighbor as yourself.

Galatians 6:2, Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Proverbs 3:27, Don't withhold good from someone who deserves it, when it is in your power to do so

Philippians 2:4, Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others.

Luke 3:10-11, The crowds asked him, 'What then should we do?' He answered, 'Whoever has two shirts must share with the one who has none, and whoever has food must do the same.’

1 John 3:17, But if someone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but refuses to help — how can the love of God dwell in a person like that?

Acts 20:35, In everything I have shown you that, by working hard, we must help the weak. In this way we remember the Lord Jesus' words: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

So in this environment we must remind ourselves that the GREATER ONE lives within us.

We trust God and we also look for Him to work in our circumstances, rearrange circumstances, remove ungodly people, and bring whatever is needed to make a difference.

This is what is meant by the word “RELEASE.”