God is No Respecter of Persons

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Part of the sanctification process that God the Father would like to start with each and everyone of us is to make sure that our minds get properly renewed according the knowledge and revelation that is in His Word. In other words, we have to learn how to develop right thinking in our minds and in our thought process.

In order to get our minds properly renewed where we can start thinking right about things, the Holy Spirit will be moving very strongly to put in what He does want you to be thinking right about, and taking out what He does not want you to be thinking about.

One of the very first areas that you will really need to get a grip on in this area is to learn that God the Father is no respecter of persons.

What this means is that every single man and woman He has ever created is on an equal footing with Him.

What this means is that He has an equal and unconditional love for each person He has ever created and He is not going to be playing favorites with anyone.

As you will see in the Scripture verses I will list below, they are all telling us that God the Father is no respecter of persons and that He will not be showing any type of partiality or favoritism to anyone.

What this means is that God will work with each person who will properly come to Him with the same amount of intensity and to the same degree that He will work with anyone else. In other words, there will be equal treatment for everyone!

This means we will all have an equal chance to be able enter into God’s perfect plan and destiny for our lives – and then allow Him to build that life up and take it into the specific directions that He will want to take it in.

Part of the problem in this area is that the Body of Christ is divided into one of two main camps. In the one camp is the Christian who has fully surrendered his entire life over to the Lord and is willing to enter into God’s perfect plan and destiny for his life.

As a result of making this kind of full surrender to the Lord, God is now working and building up this person’s life to its maximum capabilities and possibilities in this life. This fully surrendered Christian has a very active and powerful walk with the Lord as a result of being willing to come into this full surrender with the Him.

And then you have the second camp, which is where I believe most Christians are living in today – and that is out of the perfect will of God for their lives.

In other words, they have never made that full surrender with the Lord where He would be the One to fully guide and direct their lives into the specific directions that He would want it to go in.

As a result of this extreme contrast between these two camps, you have Christians who are walking in this second camp, which is out of the perfect will of God for their lives, wondering why the fully surrendered Christian is getting all of the good activity and blessings in their lives and they are not getting anywhere in their lives with the Lord.

The fully surrendered Christians have meaning and purpose in their lives. They know where they are going with the Lord and they now have God’s anointing, blessing, and favor operating in their lives so they can make it to the tops of the mountains God is asking them to climb for Him.

And all of this positive activity is being brought into their lives as a result of being willing to fully surrender their entire lives over to God the Father for His direction and handling.

The Christians who are living and walking in the second camp are calling all of their own shots and running all of their own shows, and many of them are getting absolutely nowhere in this life as a result of trying to do all of this on their own.

In the Bible basics section of our site, we have another article titled, “The Full Surrender.”

In this article, I give you all of the main verses from the Bible that is telling us that there is only one way for each and every Christian to live this life – and that is operating under a full and complete surrender with the Lord, where He will now be the One to guide and lead your life in the direction that He will want it to go in.

As a result of this kind of divide in the Body of Christ, you have many Christians who are in this second camp being very jealous and envious of all of the good works and fruit that the fully surrendered Christian is producing for the Lord.

But instead of trying to see the truth as to why these fully surrendered Christians are getting this kind of blessed activity with the Lord in the first place, they start getting mad at God and start accusing Him of playing favorites with a certain amount of His people, much like what siblings will do with their own natural parents if they think one of the other siblings is getting preferential treatment from one or both of the parents.

The Bible says that the truth will set you free, but you first have to be willing to see what that truth is and then fully understand it before it can start to work to set you free.

If you are not willing to see that fully surrendered Christians are receiving this kind of blessed and meaningful life from the Lord all as a result of making this full surrender with Him – then you will continue to stay stuck and grounded right where you are at, and you will continue to throw pity parties and blame everyone else for your miserable and unproductive life, including God Himself.

Bottom line – because the Bible tells us so – God the Father is no respecter of persons, and He will not be showing any type of partiality or favoritism to any man or any woman He has ever created.

What this means is that you will have no excuse on your day of judgment with the Lord as to why you did not have a more blessed, active, productive, and fruitful life for Him while living down here on this earth.

You will have nobody to blame but yourself if you have chosen with your own free will to run your own life and call all of your own shots rather than turning your entire life over to God the Father for His direction and handling.

Now here are 4 very powerful and profound verses from the Bible that is giving us this powerful revelation from the Lord. The first verse is from the Original King James Version.

This will be the verse that will give you the specific wording that God the Father is no respecter of persons. The other three verses are from the New King James Version.

  • “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth Him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with Him.” (Acts 10:34)
  • … God shows no personal favoritism to no man ….” (Galatians 2:6)
  • “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.” (Deuteronomy 10:17)
  • “And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work … ” (1 Peter 1:17)

As Christians, we all need to grab a hold of the profound revelation that is being given to us in these four verses.

Think of what God is trying to tell all of us with this revelation – that every single one of us, with no exceptions, can be treated equally and fairly with the Lord in how He will handle our lives – but only if we are willing to enter into this full surrender with Him where He will now be the One to control and lead our lives in the direction that He will want them to go in.

If you are willing to enter into this full surrender with the Lord, He will now handle both you and what He wants to do with your life with the same amount of care, love, compassion, and intensity as He would with any other fully surrendered Christian.

There are no exceptions to this revelation.

There is an equal amount of unconditional love, support, and guidance from God the Father for every single Christian who is willing to enter into this full surrender with Him.

This means that every single Christian has an equal chance and an equal window to become everything that God is calling them to become in Him in this life – and to fully achieve everything that He is wanting them to accomplish in this life.

This particular revelation is so powerful from the Lord, that I have chosen to put this article in the Sanctification section of our site.

This revelation has to be believed on, grounded on, and acted on. This revelation has to become a permanent part of your right thinking.

If you will not believe that God will treat everyone fairly and justly in this realm of the full surrender – then you will never make it to the top of whatever mountain God is calling you to climb for Him in this life.

In addition to the Christians who steadfastly and stubbornly refuse to commit and surrender their entire lives over to the Lord for His full handling – you then have many Christians who have made this full surrender with the Lord, but they are still continuing to remain stuck and grounded in their personal walks with the Lord.

And the reason some of these fully surrendered Christians are remaining grounded and stuck in their walk and calls with the Lord is because they have never been able to get over the mental hurdle of being able to believe in the revelation that is being given to us in these four verses in that God the Father is no respecter of persons, which will include every single one of them.

I have met many of these types of Christians in my own walk with the Lord. When I asked these people why they could not believe in this revelation since it is being given to us direct from the Bible itself – many of them have told me that it was because of some of the bad things that their own natural fathers had done to them in their past.

Even though they know this type of thinking is wrong since it is going against what the Bible is trying to tell us, there appears to be an emotional factor that comes into play, especially if there has been any type of severe abuse from their parents, especially the father.

When a child is born into a family, God has things set up in that the parents are supposed to properly love, nourish, and care for their child as they are growing into adulthood in the family.

When that proper love, care, and nourishment is not there, and all the child ever hears or receives is verbal and/or physical abuse, then the child has a hard time learning how to trust anyone as they get older. They have been so beat up from all of this dysfunctional abuse, they even have a hard time in being able to trust in God Himself, even though they know God is all-perfect, all-loving, and is no respecter of persons.

Since they were not treated fairly and justly by their natural parents, they have a hard time in being able to believe that God will treat them equally and fairly like He would anyone else.

As a result of not being able to get this revelation properly worked into their mindset and way of thinking in this life, they end up remaining stuck and grounded in their own personal walks with the Lord, and they never climb or reach to all of the goals that God would have had in store for them in this life.

This is why it is so vitally important that each and every Christian believe and act on this revelation – that you are just as important to God as anyone else is, and that He will give you the same amount of time, care, and attention that He would give to anyone else.

To think that the one and only all-powerful God of this entire universe can personally single you out, and tell you from His Word that you are just as important and just as precious in His sight as anyone else that He has ever created since the beginning of our world – is enough to knock you right off the couch when you really stop and meditate on this revelation.

To those of you who are having a hard time in believing in this revelation – you will simply have to make up your mind whether or not you want to try and believe on it. If you do not, then you will never fulfill the divine destiny that God would have had in store for you in this life.

You only have one chance and one opportunity to fulfill the divine destiny to which God has called you to in this life.

You can either choose to believe that God has a great plan and a great purpose for your life, and that He will give you just as much time and attention to be able to fulfill that divine destiny as He would anyone else – or you can choose to believe that our God is not who the Bible says He is.

If you believe that the Holy Bible is truly the inspired and infallible Word of God – then you have to believe what the above 4 verses are trying to tell you. God cannot lie, and neither can His Word!

This revelation is money in your bank if you can believe on it, ground on it, and act on it in this life.

If you can ground on this revelation as a major foundational truth in your walk with the Lord, God can then take full control of your life and remove all obstacles, barriers, and hindrances that will keep you from flying full force into the realm of His perfect will for your life, where an incredible adventure just lies waiting for you.

The choice is yours!

One other thing once you enter into this realm with the Lord where you are now walking and operating in His perfect will for your life – do not ever compare where your walk is going in the Lord to where anyone else may be going in their walk with Him.

The calls and divine assignments that God will pass your way in this life are all relative.

What this means is that if God calls you to be a stay-at-home mom for the first 20 years of your marriage so that you can properly raise up your children in their earlier formative years, that call will be just as important as someone who is being called by God to become the next president of the United States.

The little finger is just as important as the right arm in the Body of Christ.

What matters with the Lord is not what He calls you to do for Him in this life – but what you do with the call that He hands out to you. Your job is to do the best job you can at whatever God will be calling you to do for Him on a daily basis.

God will be rewarding you for how well you work for Him, not for what He will actually call you to do.

If you end up doing a better job for God raising up your children in the first 20 years of your marriage than what someone does with their call of being the next president of the United States – then you will be more highly rewarded once you enter into heaven than the one who may have received the bigger and heavier call such as being called to be the next president.

This is why the Bible tells us that many who are first in this world may end up being last, and those who are last in this world may end being first once we have all entered into heaven and everyone has gone through their own personal judgments at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Once you have entered into this full surrender with the Lord where He will now be the One who will be in total control of your life and the direction it will now be heading – your job will be to the best job you can at whatever the Holy Spirit will lead you to do on a daily basis.

If you can work this kind of bottom-line truth into your mindset, you will be less likely to become jealous of other Christians who may be walking in some of the more glamorous type calls than what you may be walking in.

Remember – every Christian has a vital and important part on God’s team. The job of the third baseman is just as important as the job of the pitcher or first baseman. All of these positions are relative in the big picture.

All that matters to the Lord is that you put the pedal to the metal for Him and try to accomplish, to the best of your abilities, everything that He will be calling you to do for Him in this life.

If you do – then you can leave this life knowing that you have not squandered and wasted your one and only chance to do something very meaningful for the Lord in this one earthly lifetime.

As a result, God will be highly rewarding you once you enter into heaven and meet Him face-to-face for your own personal judgment.


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  1. actually what it means is, that God will not show favor and partiality just because you are God’s Child. He will show the same favor, mercy and respect to anyone even if your not saved. In fact he spends all of his time on the lost Luke 15:4. So people are wondering why the people of the world succeed and not Christians; forget worrying about why other Christians are propsering; their not. The people of the world are, and after 20 years of ministry I can tell you this to be the truth, that Christians are never worried about why other Christians are propsering, their worried about how the people of the world are prospering. Even the bible tells us this…Psalm 73:3, Psalm 10:5

    The people are attacking the world and grabbing it’s fruit, while the Christians are sitting on their duffs and attacking God.

    • My Friend, that is not what God Means…the Scripture reference is in regards to Salvation…He’s not a respecter of person, no matter if they are Jew, Gentile, male, female etc.

  2. 1 Samuel 15:3

    Did God treat Amalek infants the same as the nation of Israel?

  3. Hi, my name is Melissa. I too believe that God is no respect of persons. I love seeing others put that out there! It is not God’s will for us to be divided. Our church in Rickman, TN. is looking for other churches who feel the same and would like to join in doing God’s work within our community and surrounding. Does anyone have any suggestions on how we could get started? People have put so much emphasis on denomination, but I think there is a little in all denominations that could be better. As the Bible says, we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. Together I think we could do so much more for the glory of God. United we stand. Divided we fall. Any suggestions?

    • Try a community church coalition. We have one in Chouteau Oklahoma. We worship together in a joint service two to three times a year
      Each service the worship team and speakers are rotated and usually from different from different churches each service. The offering goes into a joint community pool we have a community food bank all churches contribute to. Our youth groups get together as well throughout the year for special services and events

  4. Jim… God treats all sin the same. When you sin, you not only open yourself up but you open your family up. The Amalekites were an evil people with whom God was very angry, they had attacked Israel in the desert… but not Israel’s army… those who fell behind, who were weak and sick – possibly even women and children. There were generational curses attached to this group of people who were part of Esau’s lineage. Your argument of “God treated the babies of Amalekite different from the babies of Israel” is a poor one. The wages of sin are DEATH for EVERYONE. Amalekite and his offspring didn’t worship God – they did everything that brought the curse on themselves and their families (including little babies). God said, “CHOOSE LIFE so that you AND YOUR SEED may live.” THAT was what God wanted — but He gave everyone a free will. Sure, you can do whatever you want… but there are consequences. God made no distinction between his people and foreigners. God said this applied to everyone, even to the foreigner living among you. It always has been, JUST AS IT IS NOW, your choice that dictates your future.

  5. Did the Amalek infants choose to be born to Amalekites? Did the infants of the Children of Israel choose to be born to them? How is it just to punish and kill infants of any nationality, regardless of who their parents worship? How is my argument a poor one?

  6. I was looking this up today because I have been praying for over three years for breakthrough in my marriage I hear and also see people say on tv and in church that thy prayed for a move of God and he answered there prayer wright away or that he showed up to them on the the spot and there hole life changed. I pray day and night and do my best to serve God I love the lord but I have been in the fire a very long time, I would be so grateful if my husband would just call me today. I miss him very much , but I do not love him more then I love God if I had to pick between my husband or God it would be God hands down. However I believe God that my husband and I are one, some people say not to pray for my husband any more but the bible says to not stop praying and to not give up. I was feeling so down today wondering if God loved me as much as his other children. We have been married 23years and he left for some one 20years younger I believe there isn’t anything to hard for God I would be so happy with just one phone call is that to much to ask?

    • You need to read about Job 1:21b
      “ The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

      I am telling you. God is wise and always can be trusted even bad things happen.

  7. Hello my name is Myrona. For years I thought why me Lord? why am I not gaining like everyone else who I thought didnt deserve, didn’t do or act no where like me. It wasnt about them but me how I saw God and responded and how I thought God saw me. I had to learn (study) and reciece revelation that God loved me inspite of my faults which lifted this weight of guilt off of me. After that I had to take in account my own action how I was walking as a christian a fleshly one and stop being jealous of people who I thought was better then me, but God is no respecter of person and that I could also have a enriching life as well; not with things or status but spiritual gifts of the spirit. Surrender is still a ongoing process but its gets stronger and better every day and easier as my faith and trust in the lord gets stronger. I learn to stop putting God on the back burner and put him first and do all things unto him and now I can say im truly happy with my life no matter what I GO THROUGH. God loves me and in him I put my trust. Amen

  8. Romans 3:23. We all sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Sin is sin there is only one sin that is unforgiving. All other sins are equal in my beliefs. Therefore if sin is equally Judgement of all people must be equall.
    considering we all make the same sins but in different ways and situations. ” he without sin cast the first stone”. Demonstrates one sin isn’t any better than another

  9. I’m having trouble reconciling Malachi 1:1-3 with God is no respecter of persons. :-<

    • This was because Esau totally disobeyed God. He turned his back and went his own way. His father, Isaac loved him because of the food he caught and prepared, but God sees the heart and is looking for obedience. If you turn your back on God and refuse to obey, should you expect the blessings of God? (Should we get rewarded if we steal or kill? Of course not.)

      Not to say that Jacob was perfect, but he did have a fear of God, and he had to learn over time how to properly obey God.

      • The Esau story i believe is like the story of Judas Iscariot, if you study the story of both nothing could have changed what has happened, perhaps Esau could have accepted what has happened but he did not know that all that it was within the plan of God, because When Rebecca was carrying the two brothers God told Rebecca that there are two nations in her belly that are fighting and the younger will rule over the older one, so this word came forth before they were born, same as Judas, Jesus says to him Judas if you knew what is coming you could have wished that you were not born. the subject is interesting and I like.

    • God sent the disobeying Israelite into captivity, because of their choice to disobey Him…
      The same as was Esau treated for his choice of disobeying.
      There is no deference between a Jew or Gentile. All are saved by faith in the Lord Jesus, therefore there no respecter of persons. Any one can come to Him…And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And  whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.  (Revelation 22:17)
      God is calling all to repentance: Acts 17: 30\
      God is not willing that perish: 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, 1 not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

  10. In Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respectlor of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and workers righeousness, is accepted with him.

    The Lord God has given every person on earth from the first person to the last (without respect of persons) a chance to know him personally, receive his gift “that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that who-so-ever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

    God loves us so much that he is not willing for any of us to perish

    God did not make us robots
    He made us living human beings created us in His likeness and image and gave us a will,
    with that will we have the power to make choices. All choices fall into two categories, good and evil, life or death and have consequences

    So what about Esau?
    God did show “no respect of persons” also with Esau
    But Esau separated himself from God because of the choices he made and he never repented.
    Hebrews 12:16 describes Esau as immoral and unreligious.

    Know that our Heavenly Father is holy and a righteous judge, perfect in all his ways. He never makes a mistake and never fails us. He created everything that is and all exist because of him.

  11. Morning

    Many thanks for explaining about ” The Full Surrender ” It has opened up my eyes and answered many questions for me.

  12. God, the creator of all, loves every person equally. It is culture, all cultures that choose to treat people differently. Including modern “Christians” that treat males and females differently and twist scripture to try and support it. Jesus stood up against the culture of his day and interacted equally with males and females…to the shock of all around him. Jesus loved the Samaritan women and authorized her to go tell others what happened. Jesus appeared first to women and authorized them to speak to the disciples. Jesus demonstrated no favoritism in who received his teachings and in whom should go witness to others about Jesus. It is literally men who choose to show favoritism to other males in culture – from families, work, religion, politics, marriages every aspect of life. This is men’s prideful art of the curse of sin. Women got other things. But men are still suppressing women around the world to this day. And so do the men in all religions. I am so glad that God doesn’t do this and neither do Jesus nor the Holy Spirit.
    And you must be of a doctrine of wealth = success in God’s eyes. God’s plan for true eternal spiritual success for his followers does not always include worldly success. He calls some of His own to suffer in this temporary life. It has nothing to do with whether the person has totally surrendered to God’s will for their earthly life. As well as the many worldly blessings that some people experience has nothing to do with how totally surrendered they are to God’s will for their earthly life. God showers all people with blessings and tribulations.

  13. I believe the Lord is no respecter of persond but I do not agree with what all this document is stating. We all make mistakes Jesus was the only perfect one. If we ask complete forgiveness because of mistakes God can turn our life around..We need to teach out of love..some of this passage shows self righteousness not Godly righteousness some people tend to preach out of their own wounds where I believe God wants us to love others where they are at like he did so it gives them a chance to turn their life around and change direction. God help these people that are trying to condemn others in Jesus name.

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