Unbound by Culture and Language

I’m sure you already know, but it’s always nice to be reminded: God’s love is not bound to any single culture or language. There is no language or culture barrier in the way of God’s love. The Gospel is for everyone of every time and place!

Sometimes we forget this, especially when we’re typically surrounded by people who are more like us than unlike us. We love quoting John 3:16, but sometimes put our own conditions on its application in our lives. It’s inconvenient and difficult to show God’s love to some people, so we make excuses so we don’t feel guilty about ignoring God’s command to spread the Gospel.

But when God calls you He also equips you! We sometimes forget that, too. God doesn’t tell us to do something and then leave us to figure out how all by ourselves. God is going with us, or rather we’re going with Him! God is going to people of all nations, cultures, and languages. God is going across the world, God is going next door, and God is going in the dark alleys and under bridges.

God is even bringing people right to our doors! More and more people of different walks of life are mingling together through travel and immigration. People of many different cultures and languages are moving into our neighborhoods with us.

If you don’t like the idea of being around people of other cultures and languages, then I’m not sure you’ve read the Bible. The Gospel didn’t start with you, and it doesn’t end with you either. Jesus is the Author and Finisher (Hebrews 12:2), the One who leads and completes. God loves the world, and in Heaven there will be people from all over the world! (John 3:16; Revelation 5:9, 7:9-10)

Whether God calls us to go far or near, His love and Gospel are for all people. Each and every human on this earth is someone that God loves, even if you and I don’t. Each and every human on this earth is someone that God wants in Heaven with Him.

A little experience of mine on the topic:
Across Cultures, Across Languages


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