We are wired to judge. We look at or listen to a person and we immediately begin to categorize them. We rely on previous experience and the “wisdom” we’ve inherited from parents and friends to determine how we will deal with them. Fortunately, God gives us the opportunity and the power to go beyond our stereotypes, and to help others without judging. Every human is one of His creations—just like you and me.
1. Can you think of an individual or group of people that you believe aren’t worthy of God’s—and therefore, your—help?
2. If you answered yes, how did you become convinced of their unworthiness? If no, do your thoughts and actions toward them match up to your stated convictions?
Challenge: Do you have a negative bias toward an individual or group? Admit it to God. Pray and ask God to help you see them as He does. Work to come to the point where you could willingly serve them in God’s name.
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