Saturday, January 4, 2014

Take a deeper look!!!

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4:12 ESV

A few months ago on my way to work, I noticed a guy walking on the side of the road who looked to be strung out on drugs. His clothes were dirty, he was very thin and he looked like he hadn't taken care of himself in quite some time. My immediate thought was how this man must be horribly off and there's no telling what kind of person he was.

As soon as the thought came to my head, the Holy Spirit spoke to me.. This very man could have been one of Jesus' disciples bc NO man is perfect! Honestly, I was very embarrassed that I had thought of one of God's children the way I did. I am by no means perfect, so who am I to judge anyone else on their lifestyle or appearance? We should look at one another with love and compassion as Christ does. How are we going to show others Christ when we are nothing like Him? 

I encourage you to take a deeper look at people.. And instead of judging them, show them the love of Jesus! Remember, you never know someone's whole story!!

This devotional was written by Ashley Pierce and completely inspired by the Holy Spirit!!! If there is anything you would like to share, please comment below!!!

1 comment:

  1. You are correct Ashley! We shouldn't judge a book by its cover!!!! Reminder...... Thank you! Love you! Pamela Britt Malone