A Matter of Perspective


“Jesus hung out with some pretty rough characters….

did he change them or did they change him?”


The answer to this question depends on where you are standing.


If you see Jesus as a man only, then, in your eyes, he would be subject to be changed by the influence of those he hangs out with. If you see and accept Jesus as God in the flesh, then you must recognize that man does not change God, rather God changes man. Often, today, we look and do not see that the change to be must take place in you and me. God remains the same, yesterday, today and forever.


Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father…”

John 14: 8-9 NKJV


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4 thoughts on “A Matter of Perspective

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  2. Very apropos. As I have gotten more involved with people and organizations outside of church walls, and as a few people from church have apparently been gossiping about those involvements, I have been reminded that Jesus went to the lost and people gossiped about Him, too. But I am flesh and not God, even though the Spirit lives within me, and I have been reminded of 1 Corinthians 15:33 that says, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

    Although I have been told by some outside the church walls that I am and have been a good influence, it is definitely the Spirit within that shines through and helps me when I am weak, because I can feel the pull to conform to some degree. I want to be a light and be an influence for good rather than being influenced, changed, and blend in.


    • Rene, thank you for your insight. I appreciate you.


      • It also occurred to me later that Jesus’ influence did not always produce ‘positive’ results per se. I like the analogy of how the same sun melts wax bout hardens clay. As He noted to His disciples, in whatever way a person would respond to Him is how they will respond to His followers.


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