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“[H]ave you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?” (James 2:4)

Yes, we have.  This remains unchanged, for there are always those who are not listening to the Lord who set themselves up as ones who are superior to others.  In Christ, we are all the same status: sinners saved by grace.  There are no distinctions. But in this world, sin abounds in which we make distinction after distinction.  Do not follow the way of the world, but the way of Christ.  Keep your motives pure.

Are there difficulties in this world?  Yes, there are.  We are constantly tempted by the desires we have and the way of the world which is thrust upon us.  Do not be carried away by the way this world operates but come under the dominion of the Perfect One who will lead you in the ways of eternal life.  All are offered grace and as many as believe are saved.  Make no distinctions of status among yourselves.

Lord Jesus, You came as the servant of all.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I would now and forever be guided by You.  Help me when tempted to think in terms of greater and lesser to look at You who is greatest of all but serves all without distinction.  Guide me in the upward way Lord in order that I would become more and more like You in thought, word, and deed.  Amen.