Romans 10:11-12, CEB
11 The scripture says, All who have faith in him won’t be put to shame. 12 There is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord is Lord of all, who gives richly to all who call on him.
I find it comforting to know that God sees us all the same. He doesn’t see us in terms of race (in the passage) or in terms of gender or even in terms of our morality (as we see in other passages). After all, those first two things are completely out of our control. In a sense, God creates our race and our gender, so it would be odd if He showed favorites based on such things wouldn’t it? But even beyond this, we see in Matthew 5 that God lets the sun shine on the evil and the good alike, as I mentioned in my message a few weeks back. God loves all, and is willing to give richly to “all who call on Him”. We don’t need to fret about whether or not we’re worthy, or whether we’ve achieved enough, or accomplished enough. On the flip side of the coin, we don’t need to worry about whether or not we’ve done too much “evil” to deserve God’s gifts. God’s giving is not about whether or not we deserve it, it’s about the fact that God simply loves and gives because that is His character.
But can we receive?