We often fail to see the potentials in others and even in ourselves because of our preoccupation with the outward appearances and actions. But within every born again person is a new creation which is waiting to be released
FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT
Luke 4:24, “And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.”
A modern day equivalent of this verse is “familiarity breeds contempt.” Those who know the most about us also know more of our faults than anyone else. As a general rule, our weaknesses will blind most people to our strengths.
However, in the case of Jesus, there were no faults or failures to bias these people. In this instance, the problem stemmed from the people’s lack of perception. They knew Jesus better than most in the flesh, but they had failed to see who He was in the Spirit.
Jesus was God in all His power and majesty, yet He was clothed in flesh –a human in every respect (1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:3). These people looked on Jesus’ outward appearance and failed to see God within (1 Sam. 16:7).
Likewise, we fail to see the potential in others and even in ourselves because of our preoccupation with the outward appearance and actions. But within every born again person is a new creation which is waiting to be released (2 Cor. 5:17). All it takes is someone who believes.
Today look beyond the exterior in yourself and others and help bring into reality what we can be in Christ.
- Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight; On the Way to Jerusalem (brakeman1.com)
- Jesus Sees Beyond Your Faults and Failures by Mark D. Roberts (trinityspeaks.wordpress.com)
- Free to do what you’re supposed to do (andrewejenkins.wordpress.com)
- Fighting The Fight Of Faith (nodogshere.wordpress.com)
- Luke 4:22 – 30 “The Rejection of Jesus” (jeremysells.wordpress.com)
- I Am Telling You, Jesus Sent Us Out With Power (pastorpaulvbsblog.blogspot.com)
- Forgiven people forgive people (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- The path of the just is like the shining sun. That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- God’s Word has no limits. (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- God looks at the heart! (aimkfc.wordpress.com)