II Corinthians 5:16-21 (NIV) 

II Corinthians 5:16-21 (The Message or MSG) 

Yesterday, Micah encouraged us not to be conformed to the world but to be transformed as per Romans 12:2.  I believe this has something to do with our point of view.

One of the ways we do this is by seeing other people as God sees them.  We are advised in II Cor. 5:16  “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.” (NIV)  “Because of this…we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look.” (MSG)

We know that God sees us by what’s in our “heart,” that is, from “the content of our character.” We have the opportunity to see others from a different point of view than the world as we journey through each day.  We must admit that transformation, reconciliation, change, re-creation, forgiveness and more,… are real possibilities.  We can see others from a redemptive potential point of view.

Anyone can become “a new creation” in Jesus.  The possibility of a transformed life is available for anyone who gives themselves to Jesus; even a thief on the cross, even Matthew the Tax Collector, even prostitutes, even you and me and others we meet.

Today, let’s see others from a Jesus point of view rather than “from a worldly point of view” or “by what they have or how they look.”