So from now on, we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:16-17.
The first time I used Youtube for a DIY project, it opened my eyes to a host of possibilities. I saw every challenge I had as an opportunity to learn a new skill. Everything from replacing the screen on my kid’s iPod to a remodel on my camper was now possible. I took a second look at everything around me knowing that I could unlock new potential. As men, taking a second look through spiritual eyes creates new opportunity to see others differently.
The apostle Paul writes about two different perspectives. The first one is the worldly point of view. It was likely that Paul himself had seen Jesus crucified. Later on, Paul is confronted by Jesus on the road to Damascus. His point of view is changed. He saw the new creation, the risen Lord! The second point of view is not a worldly one; it is a spiritual one.
From what point of view do you look at others? What is real about a person, their spiritual nature doesn’t change. The way we look at people is what changes. Every single item I fixed because of an endless set of how to videos had the same potential before I searched Youtube. It was I who changed. In the same way, people all around us are spiritual beings living in a physical body. Seeing that requires you to look again, but this time in Christ.
DO THIS TODAY: Take a second glance and see people spiritually.