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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


JAMES 2:8-11

8If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

WELL couldn't our society use and apply this one and correct a WHOLE lot of problems in todays society!! "LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF"!! The only problem is that i think man has fallen so far away from GODLY teachings and morals, that some don't even love theirselves!! They want to show favoritism to whoever will support their cause and make them feel better about what they are doing because they DO KNOW that they are doing what is contrary to GODS LAWS AND WORD. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and show NO favoritism to anyone and LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AND YOURSELF AS CHRIST LOVED US!!!

2: 8-9   We must treat all people as we would like to be treated. We should not ignore rich people, because then we would be withholding our love. But we must not favor them for what they can do for us while ignoring poor people, who can offer us seemingly little in return.

2: 8   The “royal law” was given by our great king, Jesus Christ, who said, “Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15: 12). This law, originally summarized in Leviticus 19: 18, forms the basis for all the laws about how people should relate to one another. Christ reinforced this truth in Matthew 22: 37-40, and Paul taught it in Romans 13: 8 and Galatians 5: 14.

2: 10   James reminds us that if we’ve broken just one law, we are sinners. But Christians must not use this verse to justify sinning. We dare not say, Because I can’t keep every demand of God, why even try? We can’t decide to keep part of God’s law and ignore the rest. Jesus also gave this difficult teaching during his ministry (Matthew 5: 19). You can’t break the law a little bit; if you have broken it at all, you have broken trust with God, and you need Christ to pay for your sin. Deliberately breaking a commandment shows we are rejecting God’s direction for our lives. Don’t use human standards to measure yourself as being better than or not as bad as someone else. Use God’s standards. Ask for forgiveness where you need it, and then renew your effort to put your faith into practice.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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