Respect the poor (chapter 2)

James questioned his readers belief in Jesus Christ.  They were showing partiality or favoritism.  They preferred the rich over the poor.  A rich person with fine clothing got preference over a poor man with dirty clothes.  They were greeting the rich one by asking him to have a seat next to them, while telling the poor person to stand over there or sit at their feet.  They have made distinctions among themselves.  They have judged others.  He maintained that God has chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs to the kingdom of God.  They had dishonored the poor.  The rich people are oppressing them.  They are the ones blaspheming the excellent name of Jesus.  Do you prefer rich people over poor people?

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