Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 13, 2014

Seeing With God’s Eyes

MP900443495[1]“For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet.” James 2:2-3 (ESV)

You always hear people say if you dress for success you will feel better – perhaps there might be some truth to that.  However, if we know who we are in Christ, we won’t get caught up with the vanity of having to feel great with what we wear.  Wearing nice things is fine but, it shouldn’t define who we are.  Living in a nice place is fine, but it shouldn’t define who we are.  We should feel perfectly comfortable in our own skin regardless of what we are wearing.  When we know who we are in Christ, we will treat everyone with love and respect.  When we can be comfortable in our own skin, we will not show preference to people who are recognized by the world, people who have money and status in the world.  We should do as Jesus told us.  If a man wears a gold ring and fine clothing, we should treat them the same as a poor man in shabby clothing.  God doesn’t want us to be superficial.  He wants us to demonstrate humility and love like He loves.  We must reach out to all.  Let’s not judge by the outward appearance.  Appearances can fool us, but our actions can never fool God.    

“Lord, help us to look at the heart and see with Your eyes.  Help us not show preference by outward appearance but to show unconditional love to everyone, just as You have told us.  Lord help us not to overlook the person who is in the streets begging for food, may we show them compassion and treat them with dignity.”


For His Glory

 Linda Reyes Shepherd
TRBC Mountain Blend






  1. makes me think of the old song “My Father’s Eyes” where we are implored to see others through the eyes of our Lord and Savior?

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