Date: July 23, 2017

Bible Text: James 2:5-7 |


The early church was made up largely of non-influential, lowly, poor people. Those who matter to no one else, matter a great deal to God. Yet, the rich were discriminating against the poor. James tells the rich to not judge on superficial matters. Also, James writes, the poor are rich in faith as God’s children. Furthermore, God’s identity is on them (James 2:7). When the poor were being insulted it was like God was being slandered/blasphemed.