THURSDAY, MAY 31
Scripture: James 2:1-12
In James 2:1-12 we begin to realize something about God. We know from James 2:1-5 that He chooses the poor. Then He goes onto step two of this proposition after choosing the poor in verses 6-12 the issue now becomes an issue of partiality. God Himself is impartial. He treats everyone the same. One of the things the Lord requires of us is impartiality! As we learn to be impartial then we become agents of both mercy and judgment. In verses 12-13 this passage says, “So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” We become agents of mercy and judgment depending on what is needed and how God leads. That is the ultimate purpose of becoming God’s witness. We become agents of God’s mercy and grace for redemption and salvation as well as His agents for judgment toward evil. When the church enters that dimension nothing will stop us. We will gain the harvest that God intended. We will be the agents of glory that He ordained us to be. It all starts with embracing and saying yes to being chosen. Yes, we are to be that chosen generation, that royal nation and that peculiar people who will live to the praise of His glory by representing His glory through our obedience.