Racism: Red and Yellow, Black and White (Numbers 12)

The title comes from the song, “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” It is sad how easily we can move away from the truth of this song. God loves every person and it does not matter what you look like or what ethnic or racial background you come from. Jesus loves everyone and has no concern about physical appearance. We might be tempted to think that race and ethnicity is a modern problem. But the scriptures reveal that this was a major problem throughout the history of humanity. In the New Testament we see the problems of race between Jews and Gentiles. Reconciliation of Jews and Gentiles was the primary message in the books of Galatians and Romans, and is also seen in Ephesians and Colossians. But the problem goes further back than the New Testament. Open your Bibles to Numbers 12 where we read about one of the first incidents recorded in scriptures about this problem.

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