(James 2:9) “But if ye have respect of persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.”
When it comes to God’s love for us, he doesn’t have favorites. God doesn’t love one of us better than he loves the other; he doesn’t love one or the other more or less based on the title we carry in the church, our economic standing, who our family is, neither is he concerned with the color of our skin. God loves us because he is love. Thus, God is not a respecter of persons; he doesn’t have favorite pastors, favorite choirs or certain cliques in the body of Christ. The Lord wants to be around anybody who loves him and has received him as Lord and Savior. However, we know that in many congregations today, even among people who claim to be good and saved, there are still those who have their favorites in the church. There are believers who prefer to hear one pastor over another or one group sing rather than another or we prefer to hang with one group verses another. As a result, we become a “respecter of persons” and God would never have us to live our lives that way. If we are to prefer anything as it pertains to those who minister to us or those whom we hang with it should be “Jesus Christ and Him crucified”. In other words, does Jesus Christ live in those who we allow to minister to us, or who we hang with? Finally, let’s follow the example of Jesus and rid ourselves of the spirit of favoritism and look for what’s really important in a man/woman and that is salvation; because when it’s all said and done your economic status, the neighborhood you lived in, the church you attended and even the people you know won’t matter. What will really matter is do you know Jesus and what did you do for the Lord?
God Bless You.