Favoritism: All Equal Under God. All Lives Matter. James 2:1-13



"My brothers, show no partiality [favoritism] as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory." James 2:1

Rich or poor, clean or dirty, black, white, or brown skinned, God created us all in His image!

"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?" James 2:5

Jesus hung on the cross and defeated death for all who will believe!

"So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment." James 2:12-13

Show mercy to all, for God has shown you mercy.

Praise God!

Christ’s being the Lord of glory should teach us not to respect Christians for any thing so much as their relation and conformity to Christ. You who profess to believe the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ... you should not make men’s outward and worldly advantages the measure of your respect. In professing the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, we should not show respect to men, so as to cloud or lessen the glory of our glorious Lord: how ever any may think of it, this is certainly a very heinous sin...

In matters of religion, rich and poor stand upon a level; no man’s riches set him in the least nearer to God, nor does any man’s poverty set him at a distance from God. With the Most High there is no respect of persons, and therefore in matters of conscience there should be none with us.
(Matthew Henry's Commentary)