Father in heaven, we pray You will empower us with Your Spirit to accomplish Your plan and purpose You have predestined for us to fulfill according to the power of Your Spirit who dwells within and upon us. Grant us the gift of faith to produce the works we must demonstrate to a world who needs to see Your might hand at work through us that we may stand justified and blameless before You appearing, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
Beloved, let us not hold our faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory, with partiality, for if their should come into your assembly anyone with gold rings and dressed in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in dressed in filthy clothes,
Let us not pay more attention to the one who is wearing fine apparel by saying to them: “you sit here in a good place,” while saying to the poor man, “you stand there,” or “sit at my footstool,” do they not then, therefore, show partiality among themselves by becoming judges with evil thoughts.
Beloved, listen to the Word of the Lord: “Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom which He promised to those who love Him”?
My friends, in showing partiality, the poor man was dishonored while you…
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