James 2:1-5

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judgeswith evil thoughts?

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

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One response to “James 2:1-5

  1. Human nature doesn’t change. The way people looked at others 2000 years ago is the same way that we judge and discriminate today. This is another way that I need to be like Jesus. He loves people, sees their heart, and doesn’t run from us based on what we look like on the outside.

    God calls us judges with evil thoughts. I don’t have the authority to judge others and the evil thoughts are me thinking that I am better than those I look down on.

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