The Sin of Partiality│James 2:1-13

Series: James

August 30, 2020
Pastor Daniel Lee

In a heavy honor/shame culture (very similar to our Asian culture in a lot of ways), James teaches that we ought not to show partiality based on wealth and status because it violates the royal law of "loving your neighbor as yourself". Showing partiality shows a heart that stands in judgment over others rather than mercy. The challenge for us is to ask: are we truly treating everyone (even the most difficult and of no benefit to us) with the same love, honor, and respect?

Episode Notes

  • James 1:9-10
  • James 2:1-4
  • Partiality = lit. "receiving the face" or to make judgments based on external appearances.
  • Sin of Partiality takes your eyes off of Jesus
  • James 2:1
  • Sin of Partiality contradicts God's care for the lowly
  • James 2:5
  • 1 Cor. 1:26-29
  • Sin of Partiality submits to false authority
  • James 2:6-7
  • Sin of Partiality violates the royal law
  • James 2:8-11
  • Law of Liberty is to show mercy
  • James 2:12-13

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