The wealthy seem to have it all together. We honor them as those who’ve made it and have it all together. Even in ministries and churches we do this. I have done this. Yet James admonishes us to avoid this trap.
I was reading in James 2 this morning which begins with these words: “My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory (Jm. 2:1).” He then describes favoritism toward the rich and discrimination toward the poor (v 2-3) and concludes with, “have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?” (v 4)
Take a moment to look at your own life. How have you fallen into this trap? Ask the Lord to grant you wisdom and grace to show no partiality toward a person’s wealth or lack of it.