A New View

How do you regard people? How do you view others? Do you view them as fallible and corrupt people? Do you see them as disgusting, superficial, and disingenuous? Do you see people as God sees them?

It doesn’t take much effort to hear people complaining about other people. It doesn’t take long to hear people putting others down. Accusation’s fly. Counter accusations are made. People look down their noses at one another. And we miss an opportunity to see as God sees.

We live in a hurting world. We all know it. In fact, we often talk about how much we hurt or what someone else is going through. We treat the symptoms. We commiserate with one another. We pay exorbitant fees for counseling. And the hurt continues.

How do we fix the problem? We don’t. What?! We don’t. We turn to God and ask Him to fix the problem. We trust Him. We first ask Him to fix us. To help us see one another as He sees us. We make an effort of our own, in conjunction with God, to see people as He sees them.

God sees us as His creation. He sees us with more love than a mother sees her child. He loves us so much that He sees beyond our wretched behavior, seeing the potential He put in each one of us. He reconciled us to Him through His Son, because of His love and how He views us.

God can and will make each of us a new creation, a new person, if we will only trust Him. He will show us how to see through His eyes. Our eyes will be opened, our behavior will change, and then we can make a positive impact on this world rather than continuing to contribute to the hurting and brokenness.

I pray we all seek to see others as God sees them. I pray we trust that God has reconciled us. I pray each one of us will ask God to make a change in us and show us how to see through His eyes. Make a positive impact. Trust God. Ask Him to change you. Ask God to allow you to see through His eyes. See others as God sees them.

2 Corinthians 5:16-19 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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