Love With Equality, Not Partiality by Kirk Hunt
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
James 2:8-9 NKJV
Read also James 2:1-13
God’s people are commanded to love with equality, not partiality. Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves. That includes the folks who look or sound different. Especially those souls who may never be able to benefit us.
Our modern world has given us many opportunities to demonstrate God’s love. Especially poignant are the refugee crises that impact every continent on Earth (except Antarctica). War, famine, and disaster have uprooted millions who seek only peace, safety, and the absence of hunger.
God’s people should reach out to the nearest souls who need to be shown God’s love. We are His instruments, not free-agents. We should act in His grace and power, and demonstrate His love and mercy.
God does not always send angels. More often, He sends men and women who love God enough to love His children. No matter how they look or sound.
To those in crisis and desperation, the help they receive is a godsend. The hands that receive bless the hands that deliver. In that moment, the difference between supernatural angels and mortal men and women can be hard to discern.
Think: “God loves all of His children equally. I should do the same.”
Pray: “Lord, help me to love all of Your children with equality and compassion.”
Copyright © March 2022, Kirk Hunt
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