Bible Discussion Thread

  • Charles D Anderson on Psalms 91:2
    Why is life for people of color so hard; is this God's will that suffering and sorrow

    Required to walk with Jesus?
  • Vanessa - in Reply on Psalms 91
    color matters nothing in God's eyes, all people have suffering and sorrow, but God is with us all He sees it, He will deliver all of us from it. God tell us to look forward, not to look back. God's not about race. He created us all, we are one in Christ, He loves us. Today we have drifted from God's truth, and church leaders need to step up on this matter. We are to love as Christ loved us one to another that's it. God Bless
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 91:2
    Charles, from your question, can I understand that you're referring to how the 'white man' looks at those 'of colour'? Or, maybe, their apparent difficult existence in society? This is not an easy topic to properly address as there are so many factors involved. Most of it can fall under misconceptions from preconceived ideas with societal biases, or maybe a lack of better opportunities for education or careers, standard of living, or personal development. Then of course, & particularly in countries where governments give little concern to the welfare of their citizens, those people are forced to lead difficult & oppressive lives in a hand-to-mouth existence.

    So, I will never accept that it is ever God's Will that they, or anyone, should live such a life with such biases against them. We are all created equally and loved by God equally; man, in his sin & sometimes demeaning, negative attitude to people of colour, is the root of any apparent inequality, not God. In his quest for superiority & forcing into submission, people of all persuasions, have placed an unnatural, sinful bias against others, whether in the matter of colour, career, status, wealth, etc.

    But when that sinner is saved through the Blood of Christ, we see others as Jesus sees us. Colour, status, etc. no longer are issues, but rather, the destiny of the spirit. Comparison of how much each one has, then becomes, are we concerned and supportive of the one that has little or nothing? Not saying that non-Christians are not receptive to these godly traits, but these should be the qualities & perceptions of every child of God & who holds no biases against others, whoever they might be or how they might appear in society. Governments have generally gone a long way to deal with this, but sadly, the human heart remains largely unpliable.
  • GG - in Reply on Psalms 91:2
    Well said Chris. God looks upon the hearts of men. It is hard for people of color,but it also hard for others as well. It is through these trials that God can perfect us,mold us , show us who He truly is. We must go through these trials and hardships but we must allow The Lord to guide us through.Remember friend, " trouble don't last always! "
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 91:2
    Very true, GG, very true. Trouble follows us everywhere in the path of life. But the Scripture reminds us that "In His Presence is fullness of joy, at His right Hand there are pleasures for evermore" (Psalms 16:11). We long for the day to be released from our earthly limitations & confinements & attain Heaven & glorification with our Saviour (Romans 8:17-23).


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