Overcome: Judgment – People are People

(Begin with 1-2 minutes of silence)

In his book Everybody Always, Bob Goff writes, “God makes people, and people make issues, but people aren’t issues. They’re not projects either. People are people.”

Let’s be honest, there are times when…

…we see another person as the issue. 

…we see another person as a project.

…we see another person as an object that needs to be ‘fixed’. 

…we see people in ways that God does not see them.

But the Scriptures provide a very different way of seeing people. The Scriptures teach that all people are created by God (Genesis 1:26), in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) for the glory of God (Colossians 1:16). As such, God is inviting us each and every day to…

…see people as part of His grand creation.

…see people as something created in the image of God.

…see people as something created to reflect the glory of God.

Which of the above lists best represents how you see others?

READING & JOURNALING:

    MATTHEW 7:1-5

What steps can you take today to see yourself as God sees you?

Similarly, what steps can you take today to help others see themselves in the same ways God sees them? 

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, today’s reading helps me to see that I don’t always see myself as somebody created by You, in Your image, and for Your glory. Similarly, I don’t always practice seeing others in these ways. Help me to see myself and others as You do. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

(End with 1-2 minutes of silence)

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