Put aside your prejudice


John 4:9

9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woma

n. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

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Whether we like it or not most of us have some sort of person, or people we are prejudiced toward at some time or another. It may be someone from another ethnicity, religion, economic position, or inter-racial couples. Whatever, or whoever it is doesn’t matter. The point of this verse is that the gospel of Jesus Christ demands that we put aside our prejudices for His sake and the sake of His kingdom. If Jesus a Jew could speak to a Samaritan Woman then I must set aside any prejudices and share the gospel with anyone and everyone.

I sincerely doubt the faith of anyone who holds prejudice against other people for any reason. You can’t justify it in anyway shape or form. We need to confess our prejudice for what it is sin. Could we ever imagine Jesus not speaking to someone because of their skin color, or because they married someone who was from another race? No, of course not, verses like this should force us to examine ourselves and check our lives against His word and see how it measures up.

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