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God Isn’t Finished With Me Yet

God Isn't Finished With Me Yet

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 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. 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,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 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? 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? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong? (James 2:1-7 NIV)

The first chapter of James dealt with our relationship with Jesus.  The second chapter deals with our relationships with each other.  The Ten Commandments can be broken down into two areas:  first four how to love God and the last six how to love each other.  James starts off chapter 2 with how we treat people.  Do we show favoritism to those that are well dressed?  What about the color of their skin?  What about how they act?  Where they live or what they have done in the past.  Do we treat everyone the same?  I know I am guilty.  My prayer is to have spiritual eyes to see others as Jesus sees them and the ability to love them as He does.  Jesus sees us not as we are but what we can become through our relationship with Him.  Jesus is still working on me.

–Diane Levy

Written by Diane Levy

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