James-The Sin Of Partiality

James) My brothers, [1] show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 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? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?

I have been looking at this and it is very important. It goes for everything else as well. You might not pay as much attention at somebody poor, different race, or whatever else it might be. Giving to those who are rich is not bad, but poor need it more and we should not look at others as if they are better than another. Money is used for worldly things and not spiritual things so why pay so much attention to those who are eager for worldly things and not spiritual things. Not that you cannot want spiritual things more than worldly things if you are rich but it is harder.

For it is said often in the Bible this:It is easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:25. 

If you have anything else to add or say please do. (Hunter)

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