Beware of Personal Favoritism

Jas 2:1  My brothers, do not have the faith of our Lord Christ, the Lord of glory, with respecter of faces.
Jas 2:2  For if there comes a gold-fingered man in fancy clothing into your assembly, and if there also comes in a poor man in shabby clothing,
Jas 2:3  and if you have respect to him who has the fancy clothing and say to him, You sit here in a good place, and say to the poor, You stand there, or sit here under my footstool;
Jas 2:4  Did you not make a difference among yourselves and became judges with evil thoughts?
Jas 2:5  Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him?
Jas 2:6  But you dishonored the poor one. Do not rich men oppress you and draw you before the judgment seats?
Jas 2:7  Do they not blaspheme that worthy Name by which you are called?
Jas 2:8  If you fulfill the royal Law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well.
Jas 2:9  But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin and are convicted by the Law as transgressors.
Jas 2:10  For whoever shall keep the whole Law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Jas 2:11  For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” But if you do not commit adultery, yet if you murder, you have become a transgressor of the Law.
Jas 2:12  So speak and do as those who shall be judged by the Law of liberty.

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible (mkjv)

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