11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.
35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
Today’s opening verse tells us that there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek, because the same Lord is rich unto all that call upon Him. But on what ground is that so? The Scripture says whosoever believes in Jesus Christ shall not be ashamed. So, on the ground of faith in Jesus Christ, there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek. Faith is an equalizer; it is the equalizer. When we believe the Word of God, and act accordingly, we sure will have the results promised, our race or background notwithstanding. The Word always delivers on every promise by faith. The Word works, and when you work the Word by faith, it works for you. All that the Word is waiting for is someone who will work it by faith. When you put the Word of God to work, it will work for you. There is no respect of persons with the Word. The Word is fair and just to all. It works everywhere faith is activated. When the Word is acted upon in faith, the result is always consistent with its claims or promises. The Word will work even when nothing else is working. The Word is reliable and dependable. You can count on the Word, for it cannot fail.
The Word is the righteousness and justice of God to us; and faith in the Word is meant to reveal that righteousness and justice in our case. When you believe the Word, it delivers for you. You don’t have to beg or cry. Just believe the Word; just act on the Word by faith, and it will deliver for you. Therefore, our opening Scripture tells us that there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. When we approach the Word of God on the ground of faith, then there’s no difference; inequality is equalized. No matter the nation you live in, you can have Word results, if you believe God’s Word. Whether your country is classified as first or third world, if you respond to God’s Word in faith, the Word will deliver for you. There is no difference between the Jew and the Greek on the ground of faith. This is why it is important for every believer to understand faith and how to operate by faith, because faith is the equalizer. It is what guarantees that everyone has a personal testimony of God’s goodness and faithfulness. This is one sure way to eliminate envy in the body of Christ. You don’t have to envy your brother when God can give you what He has given him, if you believe Him. The just shall live by faith. Walk in the light of the Word and receive all that God has prepared for you in Christ by faith. Hallelujah!
My Solid Front (Confession):
According to the Scripture, God is no respecter of persons, therefore I can boldly say that as I respond to Him in faith, I experience all that His Word has given to me. The same Lord over all is rich unto me as much and as well as He is rich unto others. Amen.
Further Meditation: Colossians 3:22-25; James 1:17.