Matthew 8:17-29 "And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elijah; and others, One of the prophets. And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ."
Have you ever misjudged someone? Maybe you thought
they were stuck-up but later found out they were very friendly. Or perhaps, because of the
way they lived or dressed, you thought they were poor only to discover later that they were
actually quite wealthy. Sometimes we are too quick to judge others by appearance alone. That
is one reason a Christian needs to always be careful how he looks and what he does. Others are
watching our lives and judging us by what we do, the things we say, the places we go and even
the clothes that we wear.
Ask someone you trust and respect what they think your best attributes are. Then ask them what they see about you that needs improving. Sometimes others who live with us and watch us everyday see our good points and our flaws much clearer than we can see ourselves. Don't be surprised at what you hear about yourself and don't get mad or hurt! Remember, this is an exercise for improvement not a quest for flattery!
(P.S. I have found
from experience that it is best NOT
A PURE HEARTLord, when others look at me,
I wonder what it is they see.
Can they see my love for God,
Or do they think it's a facade?
I'll be careful what I say,
And places that I go today.
In how I look and what I do,
In all may I glorify You.
So if my heart devise my way,
Lord, keep my heart pure today!
MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU
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