TITLE: Real Equality
DATE: May 31, 2019
TEXT: John 3:16 – ESV - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
All things being equal, I think equality is a wonderful thing.
The above statement may not be as nonsensical as it first seems. Consider all the men who are undergoing a physical change which allows them to compete in various sports against women. Many of these ladies, who have no problem in contests against other women, are now saying, “All things being equal, I think equality is a wonderful thing. But right now, things aren’t equal.”
This year another change, adversity, is coming to the let’s-make everybody-equal playing field.
What do I mean by that? I mean the SAT’s, one of the tests used by colleges to help screen and accept applicants is being changed. In the past the test gave schools information about a candidate’s verbal and math skills.
This year a new score will be added: the score of adversity.
The adversity score takes 15 factors into consideration. Some of the factors being measured are the family income, whether the student has a single parent, whether they could take advanced classes, and what were the crime rates in the student’s neighborhood.
All-in-all the new score system is trying to create a new scale system where the measurable, the empirical things like math and verbal skills will be offset by that which cannot be quantified or successfully evaluated.
Devotioners, as far as I can tell there are only a few places where people are all equal:
THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, the world is constantly striving for some kind of artificial and temporary equality. Amazingly, they consistently reject the real equality which comes when condemned sinners are rescued by God-given faith in the Redeemer. May they learn of Your love before it is too late. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. .
The devotion for today was inspired by various recent news articles. For further reading you may wish to go to this site https://www.newser.com/story/275249/sat-has-verbal-math-and-now-adversity-scores.html written by Newser Editors
The music which introduces and concludes our devotions was written by Guy Baumann. He among three of his brothers perform on the album: The Baumann Brothers which may be ordered here: http://thebaumannbrothers.com/index.html