God doesn’t see through the lens of color. He doesn’t see through the lens of race and ethnicity. He sees His children. He sees value. He sees that which He shed His blood for. While race may seem like a confusing issue within modern culture, it’s very simple from a heavenly perspective. In my new short video, I share some important reminders about how we as Christian men can see others the way God does.
How does a godly man deal with the issues of race? Boy, tough issues in our day, isn’t it? Now first off, a godly man doesn’t see color. It just doesn’t exist to him. That is not a distinguishing point. That is not a classification point. And so, as a result, even though yes, color is seen by many in the world today, a godly man does not reason or relate based on that. And as a result, a godly man’s response to race on his side is to not see it. And sometimes there’s a labor in doing so. In other words, if there are deep-seated prejudices that exist in your natural man, those need to be addressed by the Holy Spirit, because God doesn’t see through the lens of color. He doesn’t see through the lens of race and ethnicity. He sees His children and as a result, He sees value and He sees that which He shed His blood for.
And so therefore, we need to see the same. As godly men, we have a lens that is cleaned and polished, and it is clear because of the shed blood of Jesus. That isn’t to say that those around us may not be seen through the lens of race, which means we need to have a sensitivity and a gracefulness in how we deal with those around us — to recognize if someone is stumbling over that issue, that we recognize that and help them with it. So instead of just criticizing people for seeing through the lens of race, first of all, we need to remove that Sherwood Forest from our own eyes so that we can see clearly to help with the speck in someone else’s; so that we can actually be contributors to addressing this in our generation, as opposed to exacerbating it.
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