Have you ever assumed you figured out a person based on what someone else told you before even meeting them?
Maybe you started a new job and was warned about the new boss or enrolled in a new school and was warned about the new teacher so you just stayed clear. You didn’t really get to know them. You may have even avoided them or you may have even treated them unfairly based off of someone else’s opinion and commentary. Then overtime, you realize maybe that person was wrong. They don’t seem so bad but your distant demeanor set off their red flags.
You may have robbed yourself of a relationship with someone that God aligned for the betterment of your life. You hung up the phone before the connection was made due to the annoying third party chatter.
Jesus taught us to use our own sound mind and judgment when it comes to getting to know a person. Everyone…no matter who it is, deserves a closer look. We should look through the soul of a person with our own eyes, not the eyes of another.
“When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am? ‘ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:13-16
“Changing the woman within today, to save the wome of tomorrow”