- The diversity in our world represents how big and complex God is. Humans of all
types and skin colors all equally represent God’s nature.
- God often sides with oppressed, and that includes the both the Israelites and the people Israel oppressed.
- Racism is a tool often used by those in power to keep their power. Yet, when tables are turned, the oppressed often do the same.
Why do you think racism and discrimination are such important issues to Gen Z? Are these important to you? Spend a little time in self-examination.
Robert Caro submits that power reveals the true nature of someone. Do you agree with this? List a few examples of leaders who used their power to help and lift up other people.
How does knowing that God cares deeply for the oppressed and marginalized change your view of him? In what ways do you see Jesus acting out this aspect of God’s nature?
Read Genesis 21:8-21. The Bible is full of real humans with real human emotions and struggles. God sees Hagar in her plight and comforts her. She in turn gives God the name El Roi, which means “God who sees.” Spend some time reflecting and discussing this aspect of God’s character. He sees you, He knows you, and He cares about you. He also sees the injustice in the world, and if his people won’t, He will bring justice.