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EP. 145 What Does the Bible Really Say About Privilege?


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SHOW NOTES


Welcome to a new week of the Hope Rescue Podcast. This week, we are starting a new short series on the concept of privilege. In this week’s episode we discuss what privilege is, who has it, and what the bible has to say about it. Keep reading to find out more!


Privilege means that you have access to unique opportunities and advantages usually by means outside your control. In other words, you can be born with certain privileges. For example, some individuals are born with the genetic code that makes them tall, and being tall statistically has privileges. Social privilege is a theory of special advantage or entitlement used to one's own benefit or to the detriment of others.


What should the Christian response be to privilege? Micah 6:8 says, "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" God calls us all to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly. This is how we should approach our privileges: with justice, kindness, and humility.


Tim explains that it's wise to determine what our advantages or privileges are in life and evaluate how we will dispense our privilege in the world. With privilege comes responsibility. Luke 12:48 says, "Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more."


Over the next several weeks we will break down the 12 forms of privilege, but this week we will be covering the first few.


  1. Socioeconomic privilege

  2. Racial privilege

  3. Gender privilege

  4. Sexual identity privilege

  5. Physical privilege (beauty, age, height)

  6. Religious privilege


Tune into the episode to hear Tim and Kimberly break down each of these privileges. Galatians 3:28 says, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Keep this in mind as you go on with your week, and recognize that we all have different privileges but at the end of the day we are all one in Christ. Join us next week as we continue the conversation on privilege.


QUOTES


“With privilege comes responsibility.” -Tim


REFERENCED SCRIPTURE


Micah 6:8 says, "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"


Luke 12:48 says, "Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more."


Galatians 3:28 says, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”



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