Saving Faith (Day 12)

God does not assess people like the people of this world does.

Listen to today’s Truth…

We must see others through the eyes of Jesus.

Read the following Scripture…

James 2:14 says, “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?”

Consider these thoughts…

Committing fleshly judgement is as easy as breathing. It happens so quickly and naturally, that it’s easy to be okay with allowing it to sit in our hearts.
However, God does not see as we see. The Scripture today is not about whether God has favorites or not, which is a common misunderstanding. It is about discrimination.
If you are a minority, especially, it is easy to feel that you do not discriminate, namely because you are the one often discriminated against. However, today’s Scripture is a good reminder to check your hearts as well.
A genuine faith in Jesus would consequently change our perspective about people. Faith in Him would ignite your ability to love others well.

Apply the truth! The following are optional things to do…

  • Spend some intentional time on reflecting on the condition of your heart. Is there any judgement or discrimination that you must repent of today?
  • Show love to someone that you often overlook today.

Pray…

  • For a heart full of love for others.
  • To see others like God sees them.         

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