Reading the Word
“The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all.” (Proverbs 22:2, ESV)
Understanding and Applying the Word
The opening chapter of Genesis tells us that God made everything that exists. The pinnacle of that creation was mankind, who God created in his own image. As image-bearers, mankind is inherently valuable, regardless of race, sex, social standing, or any other distinguishing characteristic. The Lord is Maker of them all.
This verse is an important one to remember. We must never think that economic status, or any other thing, makes a person of greater value than another. Every person has value and dignity because they were created by God. Therefore, we should not look down at others because they are not like us, but recognize them for who they are as image bearers.
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