2-Minute Devo Series: Book of James Day 7

Thanks for joining us for our journey through James.  Take the time to read to the passage of the day and spend some time afterwards in prayer.

Todays passage: James 2:1-8

My dear brothers and sisters,[a] how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?

For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting[b] dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?

Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? But you dishonor the poor! Isn’t it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court? Aren’t they the ones who slander Jesus Christ, whose noble name[c] you bear?

Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

2 comments

  • I just wanted to pass on a word of encouragement. I am really enjoying your series on James, and the last few days in particular on anger and controlling the tongue. This is an area of my life that I have attempted, through God’s help and grace, to improve upon in my life, so I can be a better testament to the world of who He is, and what He is doing in my life. I think your words of insight are right on.

    • As a card carrying member of the anger-issues club, I hear your heart and stand with you as a candidate of grace. Thanks for your encouragement Dennis.

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