Jesus was a "people person." His
entire ministry was to people, about people and for
people. He showed an enormous amount of love, compassion and respect for human
kind. Christ was both loved and hated. Loved for who He was and what He did.
Hated by those who would not accept the message He taught. Even though at times
Jesus was mistreated and scorned, He always treated people the way God meant
for men to treat each other.
"As we have therefore opportunity,
let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of
faith." (Galatians 6:10.)
One particular event that teaches much
about how we should treat people is the encounter with the woman at the well,
found in John chapter four. There are several things in this story that offer
teaching on how we should treat folks.
One of the first things that draws
attention is the fact that this woman was from
There are lessons we need to learn. Our
society classifies people according to wealth, position, race, etc. Jesus did
not allow a person's social classification to hinder Him from sharing words of
life with them. We too should not allow social classification to determine who
we share the gospel with. Everybody needs Jesus. We are not to decide who needs
the Words of Life and who does not. Every single person in the whole world
needs Jesus. Read James 2:1-13. Preach the Word, without partiality.
- - - - Josh