The Christian must not judge people by any standard other than that of Jesus Christ. Jesus set a high bar, of course: nothing less than Torah and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12:
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
This re-statement of the Golden Rule works for me, and should always be in the front of our brains before we engage our mouths. I make no claims for my own success in this…
As for pre-judging a person based on skin color, the quality of his clothing, or what car he drives, Jesus also has some brief, and sufficient word. John 7:24
Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.
We should all attempt to keep these simple standards in view, 24/7. And, best of all, attempt to live by them.
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