Well occuring to James it is. James 2:9-13"9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment."
A heart that shows favortism to the elite and not to the poor is a sinfull heart. John 7:24"Do not judge by appearence, but rather judge by true judgement." Anyone who just misses one little thing, it is all destroyed, just as a peice of clothing, if it tears, you really can't use it again. The acceptanceto us from God should be transfered to others. James shows us how partiality relates to God's law. Is your faith authentic? It will show if you show favortism to certain people and how you treat all people in differences. Do you judge by externals? Showing favortism is a flagrant violation of loving your neighbor as yourself.
The law of God is so sovereign, if you brake one thing your down. So love all. The gospel is help for those who are lawbreakers. Live and act the way your going to be judged. God's gracious acceptence of us does not end our obligation to live for him, but rather it strengthens it. We still have to face Judgement even if we are christians. If you live without mercy you will be judged with a lack of mercy also. Favortism is an unmerciful spirit. Wait look back. If you show favortism then you are being unmerciful. And if you live like that, you will be judged like that. Oh, I do not know about you, but I want to be judged with mercy. Do You?
Real faith is shown by how we treat people. If you treat people with mercy, you understand how much that you need Christ's mercy. However; if you don't show mercy, then most likely you don't know the importance of mercy.
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