Friday, March 7, 2008
To see them through God's eyes...
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 to him, Sit thou 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?
Hearken, my beloved brethren,
Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith,
and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
But ye have despised the poor.
Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
Do not they blaspheme the worthy name by the which ye are called?
If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture,
Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself, ye do well:
But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin,
and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
James 2: 1-9
A scripture that hits home every day with reminders
to live as my Saviour lived and loved.