James 2:1-7 CSB

The Sin of Favoritism

1 My brothers, hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ without showing favoritism.

References for James 2:1

      2 For suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring, dressed in fine clothes, and a poor man dressed in dirty clothes also comes in.
      3 If you look with favor on the man wearing the fine clothes so that you say, "Sit here in a good place," and yet you say to the poor man, "Stand over there," or, "Sit here on the floor by my footstool,"
      4 haven't you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
      5 Listen, my dear brothers: Didn't God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?
      6 Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don't the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?
      7 Don't they blaspheme the noble name that you bear?