It matters how we see others. We perceive things based on sight or learned behaviors. We filter how we see people through the eyes of our upbringing, beliefs and personal preferences. We can even perceive certain things based on where a person is from.
However, if we can learn to see people through the eyes of God, we will no longer see them according to where they were born, the skin tone, their financial standing, or their worldview. We will see them as souls in need of a savior.
When we see others through the eyes of Jesus, we’ll see people in two categories, those that are reconciled unto God and those that are not. That’s what it is like to see through the eyes of Jesus. There is only reached and unreached.
Paul wrote in Galatians 3:28, There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
While we know both Jews and Gentiles, free and slaves, male and female certainly exist, Paul was showing the Galatians all people are equally important to God. God does not see one person of more value than any other.
This was a real struggle for the Jewish people of that day. The Jews were very nationalistic. Many are this way today. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with loving where you were born, we must always remind ourselves that our new birth into Kingdom culture must always come first.
In this episode, we’ll discover the real reason Jonah didn’t want to preach to the people of Nineveh. We’ll also look at the culture shift Jesus intended by going through Samaria.
The goal of this episode is to encourage us to see people as Jesus sees them.
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