Valuing Others

If you look for the best in people, you are likely to find value in every person.

It seems that our natural tendency is to be critical of other people. (Maybe it makes us feel better about ourselves if we belittle someone else.) As with most of our natural tendencies and instincts, God wants us to act in the opposite manner.

Instead of finding fault at the outset, we should look for the good in every individual. Think of it as a type of treasure hunt. You’re looking for the value in people. You may be surprised that you will find much more than you expected at the outset of your research.

We acknowledge that this may be particularly difficult to do with some individuals. But even with the most abrasive person, you won’t come up empty in your treasure hunt. Every person has value because each of us is loved by God.

Now all of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27

Posted on March 20, 2014, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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