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9/13/2019 4:42:00 AM
Food For Thought

Dr. Stanley Spence, Pastor
First Baptist Church, Lincolnton, N.C.


What is it like to see the Image of God in the life of another human being? When we see others we tend to see them with our perspective in mind. We see others as friends, enemies, and a whole host of other ways according to our ideas of their identity. Our current culture views others according to their strengths and weaknesses; according to their talents or the lack thereof. We see others in such a limited way; it may be hard to realize we are the ones who limit their capability by shrinking their potential.

When we consider the Image of God in one another we see each other with more respect. At the very least we recognize the human value of others as God values them and so should we. If I knew another human being had God pulling for them, I would be pulled to cheer for them as well. And that is just the point. We seem to deem it necessary to reject others in the name of punishment when it really betrays us seeing them less than God sees them. Instead of us seeing their possibilities, we see their failures and judge them worthy of this or that.

When looking into the future, the greatest way to build a future body of believers is to see the Image of God in every human being. We treat others with respect, conveying value and importance to them. If we hope to become the strength of the church, it will come when we take the view we have of others in accordance with how God views them. Let us take a step back from all our judging and think how God views us and why we should extend the same mercy to others He extended to us.


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