2 Corinthians 5:14-17
For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
Reflect and Pray:
How do you look at life? For me, it depends on the day. Some days, my life looks like I am chasing snakes – going all over the place. Other days, I’m on a mission and have no time for anything to get in my way. Then, there are the days that are calm sailing and nothing can get under my skin. Some days I want to join in the fray and other days, I just want to run away.
As I read today’s passage, I realized Paul was extending an invitation to look at life differently; to look at people differently. The days I start out by giving thanks to God and getting my day in perspective, I have more of a tendency to be open, loving, forgiving, and accepting of people and situations. When I don’t start my day that way – it is often a rough ride.
As you read these words, pray for your outlook on life today. Pray with me that we would see with the eyes of Christ and not the eyes of the self.