It seems that to fly higher, you have to dig deeper to the root issues of a subject. In this section, we will look at some root issues behind the racism—Black and White—in America to find some possible solutions.
Conflict Between Men
Value of Man
Because man doesn’t know the source of his value—his worth—his basic identity, he tries to prove it in innumerable ways. Achievements, riches, degrees, beauty, power, athletics, careers—all add up to high self-esteem in this world. The problem is, they can disappear in a moment, and his sense of value goes with them.
Man denigrates another person, or another race. For what reason? To elevate himself. Tribal wars are often fought to prove the superiority of one group over another.
What happens if man finds his worth in the fact that Almighty God purchased his freedom from slavery by giving His only Son to redeem him from an eternity in Hell? so that God could have eternal fellowship with him? When we know we are that precious to Him, do we need to prove anything else?
“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1: 13-14).
Our priorities aren’t always God’s priorities. He established Israel as His chosen nation. The Old Testament tells their story, but in the New Testament, the heart of God for the other nations (Gentiles) is revealed. But there are several references to “the Jew first, then the Gentile;” does this show a priority we need to pay attention to?