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Prejudging Others

 

(1 Corinthians 13:7)  (Love) “She bears up under everything; believes the best in all; there is no limit to her hope, and never will she fall.”

(Ruth 2:15-16)  “After she had left to glean, Boaz commanded his servants, ‘Allow her to glean also among the cut sheaves, and don’t taunt her.  One other thing—drop some handfuls deliberately, leaving them for her so she can gather it.  And don’t bother her.’” 

(Proverbs 17:28)  “Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.” 

 

 

They say it takes only seven seconds to make up an opinion about someone or something.  That is why all advertising has to make an impact in the first sentences, pictures, or music used. This is a very shallow way to go through life and it is bound to make us prejudge others and lose out on the blessings God has prepared for us through someone.

These blessings can be in the form of future networking contacts, something you receive from them, by being able to serve them, or by simply being humbled because of the way you prejudged the person. We have to look beyond appearances and not value people by worldly standards.  Clothing, cars, jewels, and even what anyone says can be deceptive.  That is why the bible states that even a fool is considered wise when he is silent.

The appearance of Ruth was that of poverty and she would go to the fields to pick up the grain that fell to the ground during harvest time.  Boaz did not judge her, even though she was a pagan Moabite, and a widow, but showed favor towards her.  Later on, he ends up marrying her.  What he didn’t know is that through Ruth, he became the grandfather of King David and part of the lineage that led to Christ.

Joseph was sold by his own brothers to slavery out of jealousy, and years later he became the prime minister of Egypt. Because of God’s plan, he was the one that kept the Hebrew nation from being extinct due to famine. Only his father saw God’s potential in Joseph.

Do you think that Jesus would have been born in a barn if those that rejected Joseph and Mary knew who they were and what God’s plan was through them?

By giving up on people too soon, we deny that God also loves them and has a plan for them. Remember that Christ died for your sins as well as the sins of the beggar, thief, failure, or those that hurt you. If anyone of those you reject come to Christ, He will not reject them.

 

 

We have to see people like God sees them.  If you have accepted Christ, when God looks at you He only sees Christ and your potential through Him.

 

 

Prayers

  • Heavenly Father, You have done all our works in us. Lord, You give strength and power to Your people.  Lord, You will bless Your people with peace.
  • Thank You Father that Your love looks beyond our failures and that there is still hope for us.
  • Thank You that You don’t give up on us when we continually reject You or disobey Your commandments.
  • Forgive us for not having the love for others to give them the benefit of the doubt.
  • Forgive us for prejudging others based on their appearance and rejecting those that we believe to be below us.
  • Give us today the ability to see and love the way You love others.
  • We want to be known for the respect we have for everyone regardless of their social status or looks.
  • We declare that because of this love for others, we will have divine connections that will help us reach our next level in life.
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  • In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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