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Mercy means more than just "not getting what you do deserve."  Mercy is imparitally meeting the needs of those who cannot benefit you
James 2:1-13
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CG #4
James 2:1-13
Mercy means more than just "not getting what you do deserve."  Mercy is imparitally meeting the needs of those who cannot benefit you
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Published September 19th, 2021
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Live as one who will give account, specifically with regards to showing partiality. After all, the one who has received much mercy should delight in showing the same.
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James 2:1-13
My brothers, 1 w show no partiality
as you hold the faith
in our Lord Jesus Christ,
x the Lord of glory.
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For if a man wearing a gold ring
and fine clothing
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comes into your assembly,
and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in,
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and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing
and say,
“You sit here in a good place,”
y while you say to the poor man,
“You stand over there,”
or, “Sit down at my feet,”
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have you not then made distinctions among yourselves
and become z judges with evil thoughts?
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Listen, my beloved brothers,
a has not God chosen those who are poor in the world
to be b rich in faith
and heirs of c the kingdom,
d which he has promised to those who love him?
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But you e have dishonored the poor man.
Are not the rich the ones who oppress you,
and the ones who f drag you g into court?
Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable h name
by which you were called?
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If you really fulfill the royal law
according to the Scripture,
i “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,”
you are doing well.
But if you j show partiality,
you are committing sin
and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
For whoever keeps the whole law
but fails in one point
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k has become accountable for all of it.
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For he who said,
l “Do not commit adultery,”
also said,
l “Do not murder.”
If you do not commit adultery
but do murder,
you have become a transgressor of the law.
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So speak
and so act
as those who are to be judged
under m the law of liberty.
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For n judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy.
Mercy triumphs over judgment.
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