Yeshua over culture! Not just modern culture, but over social, & racial culture as well. Why do I say this? Because sometimes people have the tendency to think, well I am from such & such race or such & such country over all things. But this is wrong. These concepts of culture are man made, ever changing, & they go against having an identity rooted in Christ.
We need to first & foremost identify as children of the Most High, & everything that it entails as written in the Word of God, once we are born again… every other role we have in life is built around this solid foundation that is Jesus Christ ❤ But if we build our identity on man made concepts of race, culture, we are building our identity on something that is not true, unstable, & can crumble at any moment.🙏🏻
Being a follower of Yeshua means we must let go of any cultural practices & beliefs that go against Him, that do not please or glorify Him, & never even look back.
I did my major college research on the topic of my cultural identity, I was very obsessed with finding what it meant. What I discovered was that after much much research, none of these authors could give a good solid definition, their collective opinion was basically, the Puerto Rican identity is a people- created contruct that is ever changing. How could I build my identity around a man made concept?
I was very dissatisfied, but this definition was accurate… cultural identity is not solid & created by people. In many cultures, following Jesus is seen as very negative & even a betrayal of ones “culture” or race because you no longer partake in the wordly practices. This is why it’s important to rid ourselves of that erroneous concept of race & culture.
Later, by the grace of God I discovered Jesus is that solid rock I was looking for, that TRUTH I needed to stand on. HE IS THE TRUTH THE WAY & THE LIFE! If you are looking for that solid rock to stand on, it is only found in JESUS ❤ Don’t let man made ideas of culture or race get in the way of that most precious relationship with Jesus ❤
In Yeshua we have our way of living, we have our race, our identity.💖🙌🏻
♡ 1 Peter 2:9 ♡ But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
♡ Psalm 18:2 ♡ The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
♡ 1 Corinthians 10:14 ♡ Therefore my beloved, flee from idolatry.
♡ 1 Corinthians 10:31 ♡ So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.
♡ Luke 9:62 ♡ Then Jesus declared, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and then looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”