24 But let justice flow like water, and righteousness, like an unfailing stream.
How can Christians stand up for justice and righteousness, while empathizing with those who are different from us? How can we realize that their experience is not ours?
Ephesians 3:10 (HCSB)
10 This is so God’s multi-faceted wisdom may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens.
Apart from God’s wisdom, we are utterly helpless to have anything worthy of eternal praise. As Russell Moore stated, “[W]e will need churches that are not divided up along carnal patterns of division – by skin color or ethnicity or economic status. We will need churches that reflect the manifold wisdom of God (Ephesians 3:10) in the joining together of those who may have nothing else in common but the image of God, the blood of Christ, and the unity of the Spirit. When we know one another as brothers and sisters, we will start to stand up and speak up for one another.”