It’s been said that familiarity breeds contempt. While that may be true from a worldly perspective, it’s not something to which believers in Christ are bound. The phrase means that when you really get to know someone, you no longer have respect for them because you see all of their faults. Paul, however, explained a different way of viewing people in 2 Corinthians 5:16 when he said, “So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!” (NLT) As believers, we can look beyond one another’s faults to see that the same Spirit abides within each one of us, and that Spirit gives us a common bond.