Regarding No One According To The Flesh (2 Corinthians 5:16)

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.

2 Corinthians 5:16 (ESV)

Just as we regard Jesus not merely according to his human identity, but as the eternal Christ of God made flesh, so too are we being called to no longer regard ourselves, nor anyone else, from merely the worldly perspective. To regard someone according to the flesh means to judge them according to earthly standards, such as their actions, their history, or perhaps their social status. We are being called to not do this. Instead, we are to see ourselves and each other as who we are in Christ; and from this place of vision we are to go forth into the world, looking only for the highest and best in all those whom the Lord brings into our path. Let us pray, therefore, that we may have the eyes of Christ! Let us give abundantly out of the love, grace and mercy we have so richly received. 

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