This is a "Spirit Check" just to make sure that we as members of the
body of Christ our in line with the Word of God. I feel this passage is
very important because we need to check ourselves to make sure we
do not turn anyone away from wanting to come and submit their
lives to Christ.
The passage comes the New King James version the book of James
chapter 2 verses 1 thru 13.
1 My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Lord of glory, with partiality.
2 For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings,
in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy
3 and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say
to him, "You sit here in a good place," and say to the poor man, "You
stand there," or, "Sit here at my footstool,"
4 have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become
judges with evil thoughts?
5 Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this
world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised
to those who love Him?
6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress
you and drag you into the courts?
7 Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called?
8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You
shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well;
9 but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by
the law as transgressors.
10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one
point, he is guilty of all.
11 For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not
murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder,
you have become a transgressor of the law.
12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of
13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no
mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
God Bless & as always BE ENCOURAGED!