Let’s consider what is rapidly becoming a forbidden question: Isn’t it good that some people are made by God to be better than others in particular ways? And I don’t just mean trivial, unimportant ways. I mean in significant, life- and culture-impacting ways.
People are that kind of different.
Which is another way of saying that people are unequal…and that they’ve been purposefully made that way by God.
Isn’t that a good thing?
Aren’t you glad that God made some people taller than others?
Isn’t it good that God made some people smarter than others? More creative than others? More artistic than others?
Isn’t it beautiful that God made some people more beautiful than others?
And isn’t it right that these God-given differences actually make a difference, both in the lives of the individuals in question and in the communities and cultures in which they’ve been purposefully placed. Isn’t it perfectly proper that these God-given variances in intelligence, creativity, and physicality (among other things) would result in different challenges and different benefits producing different struggles and different pay-offs for the different people involved?
This is the beauty of true diversity in God’s creation.
And this is the diversity that cannot be tolerated in our secular Snowflake, State-centered culture.
While there are obviously subjective standards and preferences that can (and should) play a role in our assessing the relative strengths of a person, there are objective standards that transcend these things. There is an objective standard of beauty, there is an objective standard of intelligence, there is an objective standard of wisdom…and all of them are rooted in the Nature of God.
We as people often have trouble measuring them properly with any precision, but they’re there and we know they’re there.
And contrary to the phony-equality obsession theme of our fading age, that’s a good thing.
Some people being taller, stronger, smarter, more creative, or more beautiful than others isn’t a bad thing. It’s not something to be corrected or fixed. It’s something to be celebrated.
We are equal as image-bearers of God and we are equally responsible to Him for our use of whatever He’s given us – including the strength, time, health, beauty, or intelligence that we’ve been loaned.
Let’s not fall into the very popular and widely used trap that says we as people are guaranteed or somehow magically deserve equal access to the fruits that come through the good and productive use of things like strength, intelligence, and creativity – things that God has perfectly and purposefully chosen to distribute among us unequally.
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Intro to Fire: The Power and Purpose of the Common Believer
When the Bible gets hairy. (Or: Is it right for men to have long hair?)
And especially this one: Never forget that apart from God’s grace you and I are complete morons.