James 2:2-4 ESV

“For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “ Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?”

What do you really think when you meet others? For example, if you come across someone who is down and out—say a homeless person, do you cringe or have compassion? Do you judge by your evaluation of what others should be in your opinion.

We should not be distinguishing from one person to another. There should be no favoritism, and shame on us if there is. Favoritism causes hurt, offends others, shows selfishness, and contradicts our mission as followers of Christ; and it is a sin. 

We should be using our spiritual eyes and not our physical eyes.. Each one of us is unique, in his or her own way. God created each and every one of us.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, (Jeremiah 1:5 ESV). If He loves all of us then how dare we look down on others. The roles could just as easily be reversed.

We don’t want to be like the hypocrites in (Matthew 6:5) that needed to be recognized for what they did, but when we see Jesus face to face, we want to hear—- ‘well done.’

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