Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Didn't God choose poor people in the world to become rich in faith and to receive the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
Yet, you show no respect to poor people. Don't rich people oppress you and drag you into court?
Don't they curse the good name [of Jesus], the name that was used to bless you?
You are doing right if you obey this law from the highest authority: "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."
If you favor one person over another, you're sinning, and this law convicts you of being disobedient.
If someone obeys all of God's laws except one, that person is guilty of breaking all of them.
After all, the one who said, "Never commit adultery," is the same one who said, "Never murder." If you do not commit adultery but you murder, you become a person who disobeys God's laws.
Talk and act as people who are going to be judged by laws that bring freedom.
No mercy will be shown to those who show no mercy to others. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
My brothers and sisters, what good does it do if someone claims to have faith but doesn't do any good things? Can this kind of faith save him?
Suppose a believer, whether a man or a woman, needs clothes or food