Tuesday, June 30, 2009

judging the book...

Perhaps you've heard to old adage, You can't judge a book by it's cover. The cover may be amazing and alluring and awesome. Publishers may even market and distribute a book world-wide because of the fantastic cover. But there's no guarantee the book has anything worthwhile to say. On the flip side, a fabulous piece of literature may have a very uninteresting cover.

It's the same with people.

The cover or external appearance and character of a person does not tell us what is at the heart of that person. The people that James addressed in his epistle must have forgotten this fact because in the second chapter of James, there is a clear directive: My brothers, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism. The Greek text literally says, don't receive the face. 

Yesterday I had something came up where I felt like someone judged my cover. I immediately hit up two of my friends and asked what I should do. Being the spiritually mature Christians they claim to be they said, Beat her up! Throw a stick at her! Put her in the burn book! Just kidding. Both essentially gave me words of wisdom that James shares, Dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be slow to speak, and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires (1:19). The words they passed along to me will be apropos for tonight's Seven Deadly Sins study. If you would like to join in at 6:55PM pst for worship by Jimmy Robeson and a wrathful bible study, click here

Don't receive the face,
B

20 comments:

Lindsay said...

But you have a beautiful face and a beautiful heart!
Isn't it funny how much we can pre-judge or be pre-judged without even realising it sometimes?!
Great post! x

Diandra Ann said...

can't wait! I'm pretty sure ill be there :)

Anonymous said...

it amazing how God uses you.. Girl you have gift and it is showing on you..

Bianca said...

Woowoo! Hope y'all can join us tonight :)

Raul Hernandez said...

Bianca,

No recibas la cara!!!! Why do people hate and judge others negatively? Ahhhhh, jealousy? Maybe Maybe!!!

Don't let it get to you... In the words of the great 1800's theolgian and philospher Beeyaunsay "Im not gonna compromise my Christianity, I'm better than that!"

Keep them posts coming.

Bianca said...

Hahahahahahahahaha! Beyonce? Destiny's Child? Oh my word! You made me straight up ROLL from laughter!!!

I Named Your Dog said...

Hmmm... This reminds me of an interesting conversation I overheard on the way to the Southern Steps a few months ago.

This person was doing the exact same thing (in a very brutal ad hominem manner) to a certain woman from Alaska.

To say I was utterly astounded that this person, of all people, went off on her like that would have been a huge understatement.

I'll be tuning into the study tonight. This should be good! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I been destroyed for those kind of people recently but i am break it.. i'm God's Daughter and he will take of me.. So Bianca you are gorgeos person,, i don't know you personally but just by reading your blog i can honestly say i love you, because God is there with you and he is using you a lot and that might make people jealous...

Anonymous said...

sorry my bad, i am not break it.. typing to fast..

Anonymous said...

Bianca
Your message tonight hit home. I thank God for you! I tell my husband that I wish you were my friend! I love you and the studies!! Keep up with your minority translations, I love them! I give it up to God and ask that he work in my daily life to be more like him. You are a GREAT Mentor to all women. I love you and your blog!! Thank you again for your hard work. God is using you in ways you don't even know!

CCM Chick said...

Dear Bianca:
Yesterday study was with dedication to me, I have to confess that I have left anger and jealousy control my life and because of that I have destroyed beautiful friendships and relationships, yesterday when I left church I felt like a backpack of anger and all those bad feelings you mentioned were took off of me, now I’m praying to God for a better heart and good one and clean one. You are such an inspiration to me. I love you and I mean it. The love you project to people is God’s love... God Bless you

Nicole said...

It is so cool to see you touching peoples lives! I will have to check out the podcasts or something, bummed I missed it! Keep doing your thang girl!

Bianca said...

Thanks, friends! Last night was awesome to see so many people out there :)

@INamedYourDog: WHY did you change your profile picture? Ugh. I hate clowns.
PS I heard you're not a fan of my driving record :( I'm sad.

I Named Your Dog said...

How do you like this picture? It looks like she works out as much as you do. You two probably have Sooooo Much in common! What a great picture huh? ;-)

As far as your driving record goes, let's just say that God has Blessed you as a teacher of his word, rather than a driver on his earth.

I heard Stevie Wonder won't even get into your car as a passenger.

Where is my Ritz-Carlton Gift Card? I'm waiting...

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