When the church lives out of her roots, that is, her true identity in Christ, she is never caught up and distracted by the earthly, unspiritual, and demonic wisdom of this fallen world, which only seeks to oppress and dehumanize (see James 3:13-18).
Rather, when the church lives out of her true identity in Christ, the oppressed are liberated, the broken are mended, the hurt are healed, as the leaven of the good news of the kingdom of heaven continues to work all through the dough of this fallen world (see Matt. 13:33).
You see, when I think about Black History Month and the spotlight that is placed on a particular race, as a Christ follower, whose worldview continues to be shaped by the Spirit and the Word, I’m compelled to see the world differently, which includes Black History Month.
As I said in a past post, race, which is a human construct, only matters in a fallen world. This in itself should immediately alert our moral compass and give us cause for concern, given the fact that according to the sacred script, the whole world is still under the control of the evil one (1 John 5:19).
Therefore as Christ followers, who are pilgrims and sojourners here, in this fallen world, we must continue to live out of our true identity in Christ, no matter our race or physical descent–for this is according to the edict of the King of kings and Lord of lords.