If The World Were 100 People

Our world is not equal or fair by any means

Galatians 3:23-29

Reference: There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28 NIV)

Explore: I recently saw an article online that outlined what the world would look like if our current ratios were reduced down to 100 people. To begin with, 50 would be female, 50 would be male.

Of these 100 people, “26 of these are children and only 8 people are aged 65 and older. 60 people are Asian, 15 African, 14 people are from the Americas and 11 individuals come from Europe.”

It is interesting to see the breakdown of our world, from language, literacy, and religion. The more confronting figure is that almost half of this group live on less than $2 US a day and 23 of the 100 don’t have shelter.

Our world is not equal or fair by any means. It’s so easy to look at our differences and compare ourselves to others.

Application: That’s why this verse in Galatians 3 is so powerful. Under Christ, we are all the same. No one is more powerful or more valuable, we are all one in Christ.

So when we come to dealing with people in our own lives, let’s not forget that through Christ’s eyes, He considers us all equal.

Prayer: Lord, I’m blessed that You would consider me equal to all the other amazing people in Your creation. Help me to see others as equal too, and not see myself as better than anyone else. Amen.

Who would you consider your equal in life?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.


Karen whiteheadApril 30, 2014 at 8:21 AMReply

Hi Linda, I have used your daily devotions for the last 3 years with my senior school home group . We love them keep going . I have a small challenge with a new phone and can’t find the app on the store . I have no face book account to twitter etc . Can you yell me where to find it or what it’s called now . We all miss you . Kind regards karen

Cameron BaileyMay 1, 2014 at 12:04 PMReply

Thanks for your message, unfortunately the app hasnt been updated in a few years and it has stopped working on newer versions of iOS. Sorry.

We are currently working to get a new better one produced but its taking some time.

In the meantime you can save the website to your homescreen and it works like an app. See http://lifehacker.com/5809338/add-web-site-bookmarks-to-your-iphones-homescreen for tips