An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Respecter of Persons

(Proverbs 24:23 KJV)  These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

It seems like I ran across this idea just a few days ago.  “Respect of persons" (partiality NASB) (5234/6440) is a sin.  We see this again and again.  You might say it gets old but so does vitamin C.  But like vitamin C, your body does not seem to store some types of truth.  Everything around us pushes us toward prejudging and giving special benefits to certain groups.

Yesterday I wrote about honoring your parents and family values.  That is at odds with out world.  Being truly unbiased is another Christian trait that goes against our culture.  Let me run a verse by you.
(Galatians 3:28 KJV)  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Here are three categories:  Ethnic, social and gender.  In each of them we are to consider ourselves one.  Of course you have the uniting factor of being believers but the principle is there.

So?  Don’t fall into the trap of class warfare or divisiveness that is so common in our culture.  People are people.  All need salvation.  All can become brethren.  Be different because you accept that they aren’t.