Most people know that racism is wrong. It’s one of the few things almost everyone agrees on. And yet, I wonder if we have spent much time considering why it’s wrong. As Christians we must think and feel deeply not just the what of the Bible but the why. So, the question that begs to be asked is this. If racism is so bad, why is it so bad?
The question “Does God Really Care About…?” Can be asked another way. “Why does God Care whether we Obey Him or Not?” That is really the underlying question. The short answer is that obedience to God proves our love for him, demonstrates our faithfulness to him, glorifies him in the world, and opens avenues of blessing for us. If our faith is genuine and true, we will live a lifestyle characterized by righteousness, modeling the example set for us by Jesus Christ. We obey his commands, not because we have to, but because we want to, because we love him. We are enabled to obey because, once we believe in Christ and are saved, we are remade. We are not the same people we once were.