(KJV,) JAMES 2:4-6
(4) Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
(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?
(6) But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
LET'S GET TOGETHER, DO HIS WILL!
Brethren, as believers, if we say that we are saved, sanctified, walk in godliness, have faith in Jesus Christ, yet have no respect for one another, we deceive ourselves, the truth is not in us; regardless of who we are in the body of Christ, if we claim to have the spirit that rose up Jesus Christ from the dead within our hearts, then each and everyone of us are acceptable, redeemed as children of our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; outwardly, the world may view some believers as unintellectual without affluent statuses, because they chose to forsake the world, took up their crosses, follow Jesus Christ; however, inwardly, because of their callings and anointings, they are powerful; however, many times, Jesus Christ, humbles certain chosen vessels to points whereby, they do not have choices but focus on his will; these people are not fanatics; therefore, whether saved or unsaved in this world; let us not be judgmental in other people affairs, without knowing truthfulness of matters, why they are in such and such predicaments, instead, as believers, let do our best, pray for them, if possible reach out and touch them, minister, encourage, good faith into their hearts.
As true Christians, we are to accept people from all walks of life, view humanity with perspectives of Jesus Christ, we are lights of the world, and cannot hide from darkness of this world, if we are lights of this world, then let us shine our lights among both saved and unsaved, open up doors of our hearts unto people, accept them for who they are; Jesus said, Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28); Jesus refers to humanity, everyone, the poor, needy, adulterous, murderers, armed robbers etc., Jesus is not resisting, casting any soul away from receiving salvation; he shed his blood, died on the cross, rose up again from the dead, to blot away iniquities of this world, on behalves of humanity, not just saved people alone, matter of fact, he said, "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." (Luke 5:32); therefore, his arms are open to receive any soul who will come unto him for salvation, free grace, everlasting life; therefore, saving souls is not over yet, until Jesus Christ says that it is over, done with, the poor we resist today, maybe beneficial in our lives tomorrow, who knows, what Jesus will do to change their lives for better in the future; refer to the story of the rich man and the beggar named, (Luke 16:19-31): therefore, let us cast our differences aside, see ourselves as one family, have a common ground, united we stand, divided we fall; and we will not fall apart, but rather unite in Christ Jesus!
In today's chapter, Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians, not to discriminate, against poor people,
be partial, judge people with mindsets of evil; rather, treat people fairly, equally regardless of who they are, their statuses in this world; he went on to say, that our Father chose poor of this world, rich in faith, made them heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him; therefore, let us not resist, demean, oppress, suppress, mistreat poor people; give preferences to the affluent, intellect, becuase of who they are in this world; for if we discriminate, prejudice against the poor, we misrepresent Jesus Chirist, are not true Chistians; for Jesus Christ is for humanity, saved and unsaved, the same, until judgment day, when he will separate the chaff from the wheat, burn the chaft with fire. (Matthew 3:12); therefore, let us accomodate people regardless of who they are, where they came from, genders, and colors; we are all children of the same heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, because beliervers are dead to flesh, their lives are within the body of Christ, in our Father; therefore, let us not separate ourselves from the poor, unsaved people, who need our gifts, talents to make it through this life; rather be concern, involve ourselves in negative situations all over the world; for there are eternal rewards stored up in heaven for those who fear, obey, do the will of Jesus Christ, no good deeds are done in vain on earth: at the appointed time of our Father, Jesus Christ our Lord, Savior, rewarder, will appear in his firmament of glory, true believers will meet with him in the skies, receive crown of glories, live with him forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.