“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
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We must not be prejudiced against those who are different from ourselves. Our society is fragmented because people are afraid of others who have a different culture from theirs. By recognising another person’s right to believe what they choose, is a sign of maturity. Christians who love the Lord and His Word are called to be tolerant to others. Tolerance is a strength, not a weakness; tolerance is not compromising your conviction or beliefs, it’s acknowledging the freedom of choice as a gift to humanity. What does the Scripture say? - “Choose this day who you will serve.”
Fear fuels the fire of fanaticism. Our Creator wants us to be more objective and rational when making choices. Subjective and emotional reaction may lead to
confusion and regret. We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
The ministry of Jesus our Lord was singled out by observers as being different. The way He taught and acted made Him different from the other religious leaders of His day. He spoke the language of the people in accents that were easy to understand. He spoke the Word of God, His Father. He promoted justice and equity. He said love those who hate you. His Kingdom was not of this world and therefore it would not come through war or violence. He was unique when He asserted –
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father