“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – James 2:1-4

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TODAY’S WORD…

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How can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ

if you favour some people over others?

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… suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry,

and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes.

If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person,

but you say to the poor one,

“You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”

– well, doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives?

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– James 2:1-4

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REFLECTION…

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Snobbery

is prejudice against others on the grounds of social standing,

and it is as condemnable as racial and religious discrimination.

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Snobbery

denotes conceit and arrogance.

It is an attitude which reflects a belief

that others are inherently inferior for any one of a variety of reasons

– including real or supposed intellect,

wealth, education, ancestry, taste, etc.

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Snobbery,

or any other form of discrimination against people, felt or expressed,

shows clear inconsistency

between one’s Christian faith and ones actions.

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PRAYER…

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My Lord, my Creator, remove all my prejudices

and fill me, to overflowing, with love for all others!

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