Thursday, December 05, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

Philip went off to look for Nathanael and told him, "We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth." "Nazareth!" exclaimed Nathanael. "Can anything good come from there?
                                                   John 1:45-46 (NLT) 

Be careful in pre-judging others.  That's exactly what Nathanael did.  He judged Jesus based on where he was from.  "Can anything good come from (Nazareth)?"  Maybe there were many people who came out of this area that were...let us just say..."less than perfect".  But that doesn't mean that any of them should be judged based on the character of others from the same area. 

If we're not careful we can do the very same thing that Nathanael did.  We might even say or think something like, "Can any person of that race / religion / part of the country / etc. be of any count?"  The truth of the matter is that we really don't know.  So get to know someone before you judge them based on their color or age or social status or whatever.  You just might find out that something good comes from places like Nazareth.

In the love of Christ,


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