“The rich and the poor have this in common,
The LORD is the maker of them all” (Proverbs 22:2, NKJV).
We all belong in the same class. The blue bloods just don’t exist. The rich and famous have nothing on anybody else.
Somebody once said that the great leveler is the truth that we all have to sit on the toilet. Somebody else thought it was that we all must die one day.
Solomon says it’s because the Lord made us all. Add to that that Jesus Christ died for all, and you have a double blade to level the human playing field.
Peel back the hoopla, and find a human being. Wash off the makeup, and see plain folk. President and peon, we’re all alike.
Since the Lord is maker of us all, we are creatures of need, dependent on his care. I cannot look at another human being without seeing my equal — equally in need of God’s presence and blessing.
That the Lord is maker of us all endows us with both dignity and humility. We understand our privileged place in the divine scheme of things, as well as our lowliness before the divine Magnificence.
With one voice, then, we may praise his name; with one mind, we may seek his will; with one heart, we may live together in his Kingdom.
I’m thankful for that!