Do not have confidence in what we see when we look in the mirror, nor by what others see when they merely look at us. If we have confidence in nothing else, have confidence in the spirit of God within us, the measure of faith, which we inherit as children of God, and through the works, which demonstrate that faith. As children of God we know that from the beginning everything God made is good. We therefore know that God sees us as good. Have confidence in how God sees and do what is good in his sight. All glory be to God!
…if I find favor with you, then accept my present from my hand; for truly to see your face is like seeing the face of God… Genesis 32:22 – 33:17
…‘Is it not written in your law,“I said, you are gods”? …believe the works, so that you may know and understand– that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.’ John 10:31-42
…See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. 1 John 3:1-10