When we examine the way we’ve learned to form relationships, many of us don’t realize that we learned wrong. The world takes unequal relationships for granted and doesn’t question hierarchal separations between men and women. This robs us of achieving our whole potential as children of God. True biblical equality means that all believers stand on equal ground before Him.
God originally created men and women as equals, and the patriarchal spirit we see in the world today goes against His original plan. But the Holy Spirit has been made available to everyone regardless of race, gender, age, or social or economic status. The world makes distinctions between people, but there is no distinction in Christ. Because of His grace, we’re all one in the Father’s eyes.
What we’ve learned, we need to unlearn and replace with the Word of God. When we begin this process, we may be amazed. Each of us has a calling on our lives and, because of what Jesus did, we’re now free to pursue that calling. We claim freedom from the curse of domination by faith in what God has promised us.
When we study the Bible to learn what God says about biblical equality, we see that His Son came to remove all barriers between people. Glass ceilings will be shattered, and both men and women will be freed from the earthly expectations that hold them back. Life under this type of grace is nothing like we’ve ever experienced before, and it’s certainly not as burdensome. Jesus has broken down all walls between us and restored the gender equality sin stole from us.
Dear Lord, You made a way through Your Son to take away all barriers between people and re-establish the relationship between You and Your children. Your Word allows us to rise above any limitations and frees us to truly shine as Christians. Thank You for what at You did. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Ephesians 2:8, 14
1 Peter 4:10
Galatians 3:13, 28, 29
Matthew 11:29, 30
To learn more about biblical equality, click on the link for the two-DVD series, Equality in Christ.