Like it or not, we’re often grouped, categorized, and labeled by others’ appraisals. These valuations are usually based on superficial standards, such as wealth and physical appearance. But what does God think of us?
“Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity” (1 Timothy 5:1–2, NKJV).
The Bible teaches that every human being is created in God’s image. God loves each person with a perfect and pure love. We should view humanity in a similar way. Such a vantage point frees us from worldly distortions and temptations, enabling us to see others as He sees them.
God wants us to love, honor, and value all people—not harm, disrespect, or abuse them. Every non-Christian is a cherished person for whom Jesus died. Every believer is a dear brother, sister, father, or mother in the Lord. When we allow God to open our eyes to the value and dignity of human beings, it will revolutionize how we see and relate others.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.