hope you are doing well! just wanted to update you guys on my devotions:
what i read: James 2
what i learned: i concentrated most of my time on beginning part of
the chapter which deals with favoritism. James writes that the church
was specifically showing favoritism to the rich and neglecting the
poor, more importantly he says that the church was discriminating the
poor. i was thinking about this and was thinking that we often
discriminate not only the poor, but the unpopular, the left out, and
at times different cultures as well. i was thinking what causes
discrimnation for me. sometimes for me it is insecurity, sometimes it
is something that has happened in the past that makes me feel a
certain way towards a person or group of people.
what i am going to do: learn to love and God loves. James talks about
loving your neighbor as yourself in verse 8 without favoritism. James
actually calls favoritism a sin... intense!