We’re currently studying the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. This is part three of a three-part look at James 2:1-13 – if you’re just joining us, check out last Friday’s post first.
A sobering warning
Now when we read Bible passages like this one we’ve been studying for the past three days, we often miss making an important connection. Sin isn’t just doing something that’s wrong. Sin is also not doing something that’s right. But we often forget that to ignore God’s word in this way is sin. Or we’re tempted to dismiss these kinds of sins as ‘little ones’ at best. ‘Favouritism’ – doesn’t sound like a capital crime, now, does it?