Dangerous Prejudices

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)

Charles Spurgeon recounts the damning impact of prejudice driven pride:

'I am reminded of those who would refuse to hear the Gospel from the lips of a gracious but uneducated preacher. There was a Spaniard nobleman living in South America who suffered severely from the gout, he quite gracelessly refused to be healed by a native Indian. 'I know,' said he, 'that he is a famous man and would certainly cure me, but he is an Indian and would expect to receive honor that I cannot pay too a man of color, and therefore I prefer to remain as I am.'

What painful loss the Spaniard endured for he held his prejudices higher than his healing! Prejudice is self-harm, it injures its possessor.

The Last Word:

Beware the prejudices of adulthood, for it is the eyes of the Lord that seek out those the eyes of men won't.