James 2:1-9 –
“My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ
WITH AN ATTITUDE OF PERSONAL FAVORITISM.
For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring
and dressed in fine clothes,
and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes,
and you pay special attention
to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say,
“You sit here in a good place,”
and you say to the poor man,
“You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,”
have you not made distinctions among yourselves,
and become judges with evil motives?
Listen, my beloved brethren:
did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith
and heirs of the kingdom
which He promised to those who love Him?
But you have dishonored the poor man.
Is it not the rich who oppress you
and personally drag you into court?
Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture,
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.
BUT IF YOU SHOW PARTIALITY, YOU ARE COMMITTING SIN
AND ARE CONVICTED BY THE LAW AS TRANSGRESSORS.”
I remember growing up in St. Louis as a fat, frizzy-haired, freckled, blue cat-eye glasses wearing, nerdy-looking OUTCAST . . . One who was either last or close to last to be selected for any team sports.
(and no, this is not my photo, but might as well have been).
I saw the “popular people” get into their “cliques” at school and felt really bad about that, but knew it was so far from my reality, I had to just accept my “role”.
THEN . . . Let’s make it even more nerdy . . I played the clarinet in the High School marching band . . .and didn’t even “fit in” there either. . Not really.
SO I REALLY UNDERSTAND BEING AN OUTSIDER OF “CLIQUES”. . . It feels really, really BAD and it is very UNGLODLY as well, according to James 2:1-9.
What’s the point of this post?
To remind EVERYBODY that when we meet another brother or sister in Christ, be it in the “virtual world” or in person, EACH ONE IS BELOVED OF GOD . . . A CHILD OF GOD . . . AND ROYALTY FROM THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
SO. . . DITCH THE “CLIQUES” and ❤️ LOVE ❤️ your brothers and sisters in Christ, who are ALSO eagerly seeking the WILL of the Heavenly Father for His or Her life.
AFTER ALL, THERE ARE NO “CLIQUES” IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
Matthew 25:40 –
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
RESPECTFUL COMMENTS are most welcome in my “virtual home”, here on this blog, where the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Hebrew name is Yahshua, is lifted up and the TRUTH is being told.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL IN MY VIRTUAL HOME . . . YOU ARE A GUEST HERE. . .
AND ——– >
PLEASE TAKE ALL OF THESE POSTS TO THE LORD IN PRAYER FOR HIS CONFIRMATION.
I don’t need to hear why you don’t believe what I share. I’ll tell you again, to take these posts to the LORD in prayer. I won’t engage in debate. . . time is too short. . . I’m too weary and it’s a WASTE of time!!!
If you have honest questions, yes. . . Or not quite sure, that’s absolutely understandable, some of this stuff is difficult for me too, so I must seek the LORD for confirmation and FULL TRUTH, just like you.
If it’s to bring the “you are wrong” comments. . .no. . . Those won’t be posted, Nor will the comments of Mockers & scoffers, those with hateful comments, and those who bring discord. . . .
POOF!!! There They go . . . Comments Bye-bye to the trash!!!!
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