James 1:9-11; 2:1-11 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away...
A person's financial status is of no importance to God. Rich, poor, fancy clothes, plain clothes--God loves us all the same and He expects us, as followers of Christ, to do the same. James spells that out pretty clearly in James 2:1-11, even reminding us that we need to love our neighbors as ourselves. Sounds simple enough, but keeping partiality and bias out of our thinking and actions can be difficult. In fact, sometimes I make judgments before I even realize it.
So what can we do to combat partiality and bias in our thinking and actions, particularly when it concerns someone's financial status? And when we do make a judgment about someone (sometimes before we even realize it), what do we do then? Tami
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