faith in action

James 2:1-4

My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

Read James Chapter 2 here

 In the eyes of God, what things do we all have in common? Two things are common to us all. First, God loves us all. Second, all are sinners.

What things divide us into categories in the eyes of God? Well, in the eyes of God, there are only two kinds of people: Those who are unforgiven sinners and those who are forgiven sinners.

How does God not divide us? Let’s look at some ways:

God does not divide us based on appearance.

God does not divide us based on ancestry.

God does not divide us based on age.

God does not divide us based on achievement.

God does not divide us based on affluence.

If God does not divide us by any of these things, then why do we divide ourselves based on any of them? What even gives us the right to establish divisions among people based on criteria the Creator of the Universe does not use Himself?