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“But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors” (James 2:10).

As these things are said, do not think in terms of the need of doing these things, or else.  Think instead that these things reflect who you are on the inside.  When you are prejudiced against certain others you are placing yourself in the place of prejudging others.  We do this sinfully and very easily.  But the Spirit goes to work so that we may not do these things, but instead learn how to love all others impartially.

Lord, You know where I do not love others as You would have me do.  You know where I struggle.  Guide me, dear Lord, to live into the life of faith You have given me so that I would no longer live as a transgressor.  Guide me to live according to Your goodness and mercy and to share that goodness and mercy with all whom I meet.  Lead me, Lord, in the way of everlasting life.

Lord Jesus, You came for the whole world.  You came so that those people from every tribe, tongue, folk, and nation would have the opportunity to become children of God.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of this calling.  Let nothing hinder my humbly walking with You; nor let me foreclose what needs to happen in my heart and mind.  Go the whole length in order that I would be transformed by Your grace and mercy to be as You know I need to be.  Amen. 

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