Not a Respecter of Persons
JAMES 2 VERSE 1
My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
ACTS 10 VERSES 34 AND 35
34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Prejudice against people based on their worldly status is not something Christians should be known for. The color of one’s skin, color of their hair, their height, weight or any physical condition or characteristic should not be important considerations when measuring the worth of a single person, neither, is their family name, their economic status, their political position, their intelligence, contribution to community/nation/world, or any other host of factors. The Bible is clear; we are not to be a respecter of persons. We are not to be prejudiced against people.
When we consider our relationship to God and how we are defiled by wicked beings outside of his saving grace, we begin to see just how far God goes in not being a respecter of persons. God chooses to love those that are unworthy and those that are non-conforming to his ways; yet, God still loves us. What could we do to be worthy of his love? Nothing. What could we achieve for God that he cannot do himself? Nothing. How, then, do we have the right to look down on others.
WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR FAMILY
It is critical that we inspect our own behaviors and preferences to be sure that we are not driven by the wrong guidelines. The Bible provides a fundamental basis for all of our beliefs. Our personal preferences and standards must always be in compliance with the preferences and standards that God has set for us. We must never venture from this rule.
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