Hello and welcome! Today we’re considering a new way of beholding, observing, or regarding.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Sam 16:7)
In these verses, we’re reminded that God knows our hearts and regards each of us according to His unique, all-encompassing point of view. He knows each and every one of us better than we know ourselves!
In 2 Corinthians, the writer admits that even though he used to regard Jesus from a human point of view, he does so no longer. Why is this important? Perhaps because the Holy Spirit was able give Paul revelation into Jesus’ identity as Messiah, Refuge, High Tower, Rock, etc., etc. In other words, the Holy Spirit can accurately show us more than we can ever observe or learn on our own.
God sees us as we truly are—as who He created us to be; and His perception of each one of us is accurate!
God’s TRUTH (His Word) says that we are:
- God’s children (John 1:12)
- Set free (Romans 6:18, 22)
- Redeemed (Luke 1:68; Gal. 3:13)
- Accepted in the beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
- Made strong (Acts 3:16; 2 Cor. 13:9)
- Justified (Romans 5:1)
- Healed (1 Peter 2:24)
- His seed (Romans 11:1; 1 John 3:9)
- His representatives (Matt. 28:19;John 8:31; 13:35)
Adopt a new point of view concerning yourself, and it will change EVERYTHING! See yourself the way that God sees you, and it will revolutionize your life!