Saturday, March 4, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - God Loves All Equally

Saturday March 4

Bible Reading:     James 2: 1 - 13

Topic:         God Loves All Equally

In Leviticus 19: 15, the Bible says "You shall do no injustice in judgment, You shall not be partial to the poor,  nor honour the person of the mighty. In righteousness, you shall judge your neighbour."

James builds on this revelation when he warns against partiality to the rich and discrimination against the poor. He says "My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ the Lord of Glory with partiality" (v. 1)

Today we honour people both in the Society and the Church based on their academic, social and financial status and ignore the poor. James warns that to do this is to show "partiality among ourselves and become judges with evil thoughts." (v. 4)

Christians in general and Ministers of God in particular need to ask God for grace to be impartial in dealing with the high and mighty as well as those who are not priviledged with the same godly mind, without running contrary to the Lord's dictates.

As a user of this devotional, note the areas where you are guilty of this error and pray for God's strength to do the right thing.

Dear Father in Heaven, give me the courage never to be partial in whatever I do in Jesus Name, Amen.

Memory verse:   James 2: 5
"Hearken my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this World rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which He hath promised to them that love Him? "

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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