“For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible.” Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when absent, such persons we are also in deed when present” (2 Corinthians 10:10-11).
How we sinners love to weigh others in our own eyes. He or she is this or that because of whatever. We do not know the heart of another, but when we experience them, we do know something. Listen and learn. Be willing to receive when the Lord speaks. Whether you like another or not, they are an image bearer and are loved by the Lord as you are. Come through this age of sin and learn that the Lord will not leave you as you are.
Lord, I am so influenced by all of the attitudes that fly around me. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would be guided by You and not by the whims of this world. Help me now and always to see that in You is all hope. Help me to not judge others, but to instead see that in and through You we are all saved. Guide me to do my part as You call and direct me.
Lord Jesus, it is said in the Word that You were not anything special to look at. But Your Words have been impossible to refute. Yet You too were constantly being discredited by those who did not want to hear Your Word of truth. Lead me, O Lord, in the truth that I may humbly walk with You now and forever. Help me receive, by whomever and whenever, Your Word. Amen.