Timeless truths on favoritism. When we give a special welcome and hearty handshake to someone who is “important” and then ignore those we consider “unimportant,” we ignore the work of grace! God loves all people. When we exhibit “personal favoritism” we are set ourselves up as judges with evil motives. We are to embrace all people regardless of social standing!
“My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. 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, 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,” have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives? 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? But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court? Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?” James 2:1-7 NASB