It is time to make sure we treat others equally, there can be no favoritism.
In this message, I take a look at how we are instructed to treat people. We are to treat folks equally, without regard for their (0r our) status in life. Jesus did not hold Himself above others, but instead he subjugated Himself to His father’s will and treated everyone equally well.
Don’t look down on others.
“My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. 2 For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in dirty clothes, 3 and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the fine clothes, and say, “You sit here in a good place,” and you say to the poor man, “You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,” 4 have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives? 5 Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?”
Perhaps the most impressive example of servanthood, Jesus humbles Himself through obedience
“”Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,”
We achieve our greatest glory when we serve those who have less, when we humble ourselves in the eyes of the world, the opinion of the secular world is not important. What is important is how God sees us and He see us in our best light when we treat everyone equally.