Day 259 - James 2

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V.1-13 Having a different opinion of a person because he is rich or poor, is not from God, but is a sin (v. 9). God has chosen more poor than rich (1 Cor. 1:26; Luke 6:2020And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. (Luke 6:20)).
V.10 Many forget that this verse is in the Bible. People judge sin by how it affects others, God evaluates sin by how it affects Christ. This verse shows us that all sin is very serious. To break the unity of the Spirit (Eph. 4:33Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3)) is more serious than immorality, because it affects Christ.
V.13 Beautiful summing up of all these points. God glories in the fact that He prefers to show mercy than to punish.
V.14-26 Very instructive. If a person says that he has faith, but there is no evidence of this in his life, what is he proving? Our life shows what we are.
V.19 A good verse to give to a person who says he “believes in God.”
V.21-25 Two extremely different examples of faith. Abraham, the friend of God (v. 23) and a harlot. Does God respect persons? Clearly not. Both these acted in faith even though the latter was a traitor to her country.
V.26 What does our life show?