Author: Emily Acker — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: August 26, 2023

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

READ: ACTS 10:34-36; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-27; GALATIANS 3:28; JAMES 2:1-10

Equal, not just a term that’s used in math

Let me see others as equal, God, the way You see them

Help me see the celebrity and know they are just another human

Help me see the poor and know they have a story

Equal, let me look to those struggling in class

Let me see them as equal, God, and just as valued as the prodigies

Help me see the leaders at my school and know they are like the rest of us

Help me see the bullied and the bullies and know they have value, too

Equal, something that is hard to grasp

Let me see everyone as equal, God, not all perched on different levels

Help me see everyone as loved

Help me not judge those around me, even when I feel judged

Equal, it’s how You see the world

Let me see as You see, God

Help me understand that You value all people the same

Help me treat others equally, since we are all made in Your image • Emily Acker

• All people are incredibly and equally valuable to God. We can know this is true because God made humans in His image (Genesis 1:27) and because Jesus, God in flesh, came to die for us on the cross and rise from the grave so that ANYONE who puts their trust in Him will be saved and become part of His kingdom (John 3:16; Romans 10:11-13). When do you struggle to see people—others or yourself—as all equal in value and worth? In what ways are you tempted to put people on different levels? Consider taking a moment to talk to God about these things. You can be totally honest with Him—He wants to help and forgive you, not condemn you.

• Every person we meet is someone God has made, someone Jesus was willing to die for. How might remembering the gospel help us see all people as equally loved and valuable?

For God does not show favoritism. Romans 2:11 (NLT)