When Life doesn’t Add Up - A Journey through the Book of James - Part 6 (James 2:1-7)
When Life doesn’t Add Up
A Journey through the Book of James
Part 6 (James 2:1-7)
1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.
faith in Jesus vs. The Faith of Jesus
2 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.
3 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,”
4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
Wise World View
5 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?
a current kingdom vs. a foreign Kingdom
6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?
7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?