Many of us worry a bit too much about our appearance… and many of us make judgements and conclusions based on another’s. Sometimes these assumptions are right, but this shouldn’t cause us to treat others any differently than we ourselves would want to be treated.
Let’s not continue to live with the lie that appearances matter, when we know God only truly cares about our hearts. How we look, the clothes we wear, the car we drive, the phone we carry, the side of town we live on just doesn’t matter… It’s all Earth stuff. Earth stuff can distract us from what truly matters. Earth stuff can destroy us if we let it.
The next time you get caught up in the Earthy game of appearances remember these verses:
“My brothers, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance. Suppose a rich man wearing a gold ring and find clothes comes to your meeting, and a poor man in ragged clothes also comes. If you show more respect to the well dressed man and say to him “Have this best seat here,” but sake of the poor man, “Stand over there, or sit here on the floor by my feet,” then you are guilty of creating distinctions among yourselves and of making judgments based on evil motives.”
May we each stop judging each other and start loving each other no matter what we look like: poor or rich, fat or thin, gay or straight, homely or pretty, smart or simple-minded, acceptable or questionable.
Our hearts were created to love one another as God loves each and every one of us. Our hearts and how we love others are what truly matter to God.