“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” — Samuel Johnson
I find this quote to be very thought provoking. We tend to show partiality in our world to those we believe will benefit us most.
We develop relationships because we think there is a payoff down the road.
James addresses how Christians should not place their faith in Christ with an attitude or approach to personal favoritism. We must not show preferential treatment to the rich over the poor, simply because we think there is something in it for us.
Jesus never demonstrated character of this nature, nor should we.
Our leadership will gain momentum if we learn to avoid favoritism, develop consistency, fairness, and the highest level of integrity.
Why is this so important? Because there is no partiality with God. He does not look at the color of our skin, nationality in our passport, birthday, gender, house we live in, car we drive, or the amount of money in our bank account. He simply examines the heart of each person and knows. Do we?