Superficial 21st Century Judging

Judging people on a superficial basis has been a human trait for quite a while (John 1:45-46, James 2:1-4).

But the question is, “Has the enlightened mind of the 21st century individual changed the way we see others?”

Not a chance!

Here a few examples of what I would call 21st century superficial judging characteristics (feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments…that’s if you can even think of a quasi-new way we judge people):

  • making a judgment based on the age of someone’s cell phone (remember when it was cooler to have a smaller phone?)
  • making a judgment based on whether or not an individual (or business) has a Facebook or Twitter account
  • making a judgment based on the main source of our news information (Fox vs CNN)
  • making a judgment based on the size of our “carbon footprint”
  • making a judgment based on someone’s Health-care provider

The above examples are just another reason why the 21st century would do well to heed a wise admonition spoken so poignantly in the “old, outdated and ancient” 1st century by a teacher who knew what it was like to be judged on a superficial basis.

Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:27)

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What Is Beauty?

Solomon described outward beauty as being vain (Proverbs 31:30). The NIV translates the term vain as “fleeting.” Both charm and beauty are superficial and temporary. Real beauty originates from the heart (1 Peter 3:1-4) when a woman displays (1) reverence towards God (Proverbs 31:30), (2) a meek and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:4), (3) being submissive toward her husband (1 Peter 3:5-6).

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