James 2:6-7–But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
Favoritism doesn’t work well for anyone. Here the believers were favoring the rich, but James reminds them that favoring the rich has really done anything for them. The rich still curse God, still drag the believers into court, and still work to exploit the believer. Their catering to the rich hasn’t done anything for them and as a result, they have dishonored other people, the poor, that God loves and honors. We must realize that favoritism doesn’t result in a win, but just divides the kingdom of God. We must be united and seek out every single person to share with them about Christ.
Father, I pray that You will forgive me for any sense of favoritism that I have showed. I pray that You will act through me that that I may treat each person I come into contact with exactly like You would treat them.