Exegesis of Light · James

The “impartial” lenses of Faith

There is but one framework within which when immersed, a person has the ability to truly jettison all bias and prejudice towards his fellow man. This is the divine arena of the faith of Christ.

James 2: 1-4 My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. 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 clothes, 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,” have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?

Where does bias and prejudice come from? They are but the unclean fruits of envy, selfishness, jealousy and pride. These roots are dealt with exhaustively, by the transforming power, and the influence faith brings into the spirit and mind of a man.

To this end, we must learn to give ourselves continually to the ministry of the Holy Spirit- in fellowship with Him in the Word of His Grace. Glory to God! Then we shall see pride bridled by the reins of humility. We shall see envy and jealousy washed away by the overflowing waters of agape, and security in the household of God. We shall see our minds properly postured to filter information and make conclusions in righteous judgments…to see like God does and speak like He does…in all the limitless expressions of divine love! Glory to God!

For the child of God awakened to the eternal disposition in Christ, we know that it is not the trinkets of mammon that set a man apart as valuable. Nay! We know better now! It is the life of God in a man. It is the price of the blood that purchased all of Adam…in this light, there is no useless person…there is no such thing as condescension and inferiority. For the man in Christ has the life of God. And the man in Adam was purchased by the priceless blood of Jesus Christ! Hallelujah!

Now let us see clearly through the lenses of faith- without bias or prejudice.

Selah

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