Week 4 Small Group (Wednesday). Focussing on James 2:1-13
We judge things all the time, and unfortunately, we judge people more often than we should. With the recent events over the last few months, we see that we still live in a world where people find fault and issues with people because of race, gender, age, religion, background, status, and what they don’t have. 👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾👍🏿👍
This raises the question: Who are we to judge others?
Jesus broke barriers and formed us into a Holy people – separated and united together. His own family tree (Matthew 1), shows people who the society of the day would have discriminated against, Ruth (idol worship), Bathsheba (adultery), and even Mary, who carried shame and stigma for being pregnant out of wedlock. This shows us that Jesus invites and welcomes all and that His death was for anyone who repents and believes in Him. 🌏
James continues by telling us that by breaking just one law, we break the whole law. We are to keep the Royal Law “Love your neighbour as yourself”.❤️ With this, we are to show mercy rather than judgment towards others. As followers of Christ, we are all accountable to Jesus, (2 Corinthians 5:10) and that we will be evaluated and given eternal rewards accordingly.
Keeping the thinking going…
Read John 8:2-11
Ask yourself, with all your energy, gifts, and earthly blessings Jesus has given you, do you use them to bring glory and honour to God and for what has eternal value?