Favoritism Versus Love

Jan 14, 2024    Daniel Englehart

This morning as we continue in our study through the book of James, we consider James 2:1-13. James calls followers of Jesus to not show favoritism/partiality as they hold on to the faith in the glorious Lord Jesus Christ. Favoritism is:

1) Contrary to the King's Court

2) Contrary to the King's Choice

3) Contrary to the King's Commandment

If we discriminate or make distinctions, we're assuming a place of judgment without God's perfect justice. God has chosen the poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him. Partiality is contrary to the royal law of love and liberty. Followers of Jesus are to speak and act as those who are to be judged by the law of freedom. "For judgment is without mercy to the one who has not shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement." - James 2:13

Followers of Jesus are to consider and remember the law which we are judged by, we are to be confident in God's mercy, and are to be captivated by Christ. His mercy towards us empowers our mercy towards others. Our faith is in Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.