The Unkept Creed
6-year old Timmy was at a bookstore for the first time. “I want that one with ball on the cover”, smiling the storekeeper replied “Don’t judge a book by its Cover”.
The first contact we have with a book is the cover, it gives relevant details about the book itself. So why should I not judge a book by its cover? Does First impression not matter anymore?
If first Impression matters most as we believe, then I should be able to judge a book by its cover, since the first impression I have of a book is by it’s cover, right?
The statement “Do not judge a book by its cover”, does not override the existence of a cover, in reality, everything has or is a cover, even the most bare skin is a cover in itself with layers upon layers of covers underneath.
It however means, the 88 pages in a book would offer more details for judging a book than the cover of the book would.
How well we preach this without practicing it! The best of us still struggle to look beyond what we see. Some others trust in their insights and how right they are often.
However, No matter how powerful our instinctive insights are, we cannot get enough of a book at the first glance; this fundamentally differentiates it from a pamphlet!
Hence, we must have large hearts and try to take a second and third look at every first impression.
Paul Reminded the Corinthian Church “So, then, from now on, we have a new perspective that refuses to evaluate people merely by their outward appearances”.
Dear Christian, How well have you been using this perspective? By Renewing your mind With God’s Word, You can grow in this! “For to Him that is Pure, all things are Pure”
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