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John 7:15, 24 The Jews were astonished at it, saying, “How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught?” [Jesus answered them], “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”
Jesus reminds us that there will be struggles, especially as people judge our backgrounds, but God will always look after us. When we keep ourselves focused on building upon our God-given gifts, we will succeed. Even though people will try to find ways for us to fail, God always has the last word.
MOVING FORWARD: When have you been judged by appearances? When have you unjustly judged others? Pray for forgiveness and new direction.