Bible Verses about Racial Reconciliation ~ 12 Thought Provoking & Encouraging Scriptures on Racial Reconciliation, Unity & Harmony.
What does the Bible say about Racial Reconciliation? What is Racial Reconciliation, and What is the Biblical Basis for Racial Reconciliation? Why is Racial Reconciliation important? Why is it important for us to love and get along with people of different races, cultures, and backgrounds? Find below An extensive list of very helpful Bible Verses, Scriptures, Quotes and Passages about, on and for Racial Reconciliation. I pray this is a blessing to you and yours.
Racial Reconciliation Definition ~ What is Racial Reconciliation?
Racial Reconciliation is the restoration of peace, harmony, friendship and unity to racial relationships that had previously been littered with tension, conflict, misunderstanding and frustration.
Prayer: May the love of Christ bind us together today and always. Amen.
See also: Powerful Prayers for Racial Reconciliation
Bible Verses about Racial Reconciliation – 12 Encouraging Scriptures
Biblical Basis for Racial Reconciliation? Why is Racial Reconciliation Important?
#1 We are all made in the image of God
Genesis 1:27, NIV So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
#2 We are all brothers and sisters in Christ ~ same blood, same royal race!
We are family – connected by the blood of Jesus Christ!
Romans 12:5, ESV So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. See also: The blood of Jesus speaks for me
1 Peter 2:9, ESV But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
#3 God wants us to be reconciled with each other
John 17:21a, NLT I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one — as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. (Jesus Speaking)
Psalm 133:1, NIV How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
#4 We are representatives of Jesus, Christ, God
2 Corinthians 5:20, ESV Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
#5 We are all headed to the same destination – heaven, by God’s grace!
Philippians 3:20, ESV But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, See also: Bible Verses about Following Christ
#6 Racial Reconciliation is essential because a house divided can never stand
We have to be united in order to be effective Christians. Even when we disagree with each other about certain things, we can still be united in spirit, in love, and in Christ. DIVIDED we FALL, but UNITED we STAND!
Mark 3:25, ESV And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
#7 Racial Reconciliation is a model of humility and justice, two things that greatly please God.
God gives grace as we seek to please him by being reconciled with our brothers and sisters who are different from us.
Micah 6:8b, ESV What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
#8 Racial Reconciliation is a model of kindness and compassion
Ephesians 4:32, NIV Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. See also: Be kind to one another
1 Peter 3:8, AMP Finally, all of you be like-minded [united in spirit], sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted [courteous and compassionate toward each other as members of one household], and humble in spirit;
#9 Racial Reconciliation is a model of love, which greatly pleases God!
What God wants from us, more than anything else, is to love God and love others. Loving Others is proof of Loving God. We can’t truly love others without loving God, and we can’t truly love God without loving others!
John 13:34-35, ESV A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
1 John 4:20 ESV If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
#10 If we don’t love, we can’t live like Christ wants us to live!
To love others is to extend yourself to others: To seek to understand and empathize with others who are different from you, even if you sometimes need to go out of your comfort zone.
1 John 3:14, NIV We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.
1 John 3:16-18, NIV This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
#11 Racial Reconciliation is LOVE in ACTION (1)
1 John 3:18, NLT Let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
Ephesians 4:3, NIV Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Related: Living in Peace with Others
Hebrews 13:1, NIV Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.
#12 Racial Reconciliation is LOVE in ACTION (2)
Philippians 2:1-2, NIV Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
Philippians 2:3-4, ESV Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. See also: Philippians 2:1-16
Philippians 2:14-16a, NIV Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.
1 Corinthians 16:14, ESV Let all that you do be done in love.
Up Next: Prayers for Racial Reconciliation; See also: When we all get to heaven
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