We’ve all likely heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” and we know exactly what it means. While that phrase itself isn’t “ancient” (since books and covers didn’t even exist in their current form through most of human history”), the concept behind it is. Even Jesus Himself said something along those lines two thousand years ago in John 7:1-24. He said, “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” As we open this text and read this portion of John’s gospel, we’ll see a few different reasons that human beings misjudge Jesus, even in today’s world. And we’ll see a way forward, a pathway that can lead us to a right judgement of Christ.