2 The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.
2 Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all.
We all have people we like more than others. This is why we have friends and families. There are just some people we like having around more than other people.
There is nothing wrong with liking some people more than others. Even Jesus had close friends (see His Twelve Disciples, and of those Peter, James, and John who were His closest friends).
The real danger comes when we show preferences for others for selfish reasons, when love for others is not the primary cause.
We must remember that God sees all people equally: as His loved children.
He does not love one more for having money and possessions or for not having money nor possessions.
God cares most for those who express their love and devotion for Him, yet He still shows love and grace to all people in some fashion.
We should do likewise, and, in fact, we are commanded to.
1 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2 For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” 4 have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
James 2:1-4, ESV
Our Great God, thank You for Your love and grace. Help us to live out that love and grace with all people, regardless of wealth or social standing. Help us to love everyone as You have loved us through the cross.
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