Friday, April 20, 2012

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
(Colossians 4:5)

It couldn't be more can never make a second impression.  It's easy to judge and criticize, especially someone outside of your usual crowd.  The last thing you want to do is turn someone away and lose the opportunity to show them the fellowship of a God-pleasing Christian.  Be gentle with your first impression.


  1. We talked about this very thing a few weeks ago in Bible study. A case in point - tattoos. I'm of the age where the only people who got tattoos were military guys and now it's everyone, even women older than me! For a while I was appalled, until I met someone I admire and respect who later revealed her tattoo. It really made me sit back and think about the judgements I was making. I hope I remember this lesson about other things as well. blessings, marlene

    1. OH yes! I'm one of those who sports a tattoo that I didn't get until my mid 40's! It's hidden and very few know about it. When I tell someone, they are usually quite surprised. I was (thankfully )raised by very wise parents who stressed the importance of knowing the person from the inside, and not judge by their appearance. Still, being human, we all still have our issues to work on. I probably fail more than I succeed, but that's OK. At least I'm trying to change for the better. Thanks for your comment, Marlene.