A Thought for Today: “Don’t Show Favoritism”
In our human minds, we easily make misjudgments based on sight.
We see someone dressed poorly; maybe they are dirty and almost scary looking.
We are quick to say, we had better stay away from that one.
Then we see someone neatly dressed and all cleaned up and we gravitate towards that person.
Now perhaps our judgments are correct, but scripture says this.
1 My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism.
2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby 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?
5 Listen, my dear brothers: 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?
6 But you have insulted 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 slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?
Believers must look at other people through the eyes of Christ.
Christ loves all the people of the world.