Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Isaiah 32-35; James 2

S - James 2:1  My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.

O - James is telling us not to prefer the rich, pretty people over the poor filthy ones.

A - Jesus dies for us all - even the best of us, even the worst of us.  So, what makes us think we can exclude people because of their social status or the clothes they wear or even because of the way they smell?  I think this directive applies mostly to those of us who favor pretty people, but also, brace yourself, for those of us who favor the poor and destitute.  What?  Think about it.  Favoring one means lowering the status of another.  Jesus died even for those who don't think they have a need for Him.

P - Lord, help me to scorn no one, to just love the one You put before me, regardless of their status in life or their attitude or their belief system.  Amen.

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