RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
DON'T SHOW FAVORITISM
1My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.
2: 1-26 In this chapter, James argues against favoritism and for the necessity of doing good for others. He presents three principles of faith:
(1) Total commitment to Jesus Christ is an essential part of faith. A person cannot be a Christian simply by affirming the right doctrines or agreeing with biblical facts. You must be all in (2: 19). (2) Godly actions are the natural by-product of true faith. A genuine Christian will have a changed life (2: 18).
(3) Faith without good deeds doesn’t do anyone any good (2: 14-17).
James’s teachings are consistent with Paul’s teaching that we receive salvation by faith alone.
Paul emphasizes the purpose of faith: to bring salvation.
James emphasizes the results of faith: a changed life that results in serving others and not copying the world around us.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and let our faith be seen by the actions they see and us not being OF THE WORLDLY SOCIETAL NORMS AND ACCEPTABLE HATE IN THE WORLD TODAY!!
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