Still with the overarching theme of the Royal Law of Love, we come in our studies of James to a strong caution against the sin of unjust favoritism, or prejudice. While showing preference does not have to be sinful (and we consider cases where God the Father and the Lord Jesus themselves show preference that is clearly not unjust) we must be aware of the kind of favoritism God hates. We learn:

  • What kind of favoritism James is warning us against and what he is not.
  • Why unjust favoritism is wrong.

We are encouraged to search our hearts and to turn away from sinful prejudice. We are reminded from Psalms 73 and 133 that these things work in the church against the love and the unity that we are commanded to show to one another.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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