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Sinning against any part of God’s law is a sin against all of it. Pointed out here are sins of partiality and and evil judgments.

BibleGateway: James 2:1-13

ESV Text: James 2:1-13

KJV Text:

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     1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; 3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: 4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? 5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

     8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well: 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors. 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 418:
My God, My Father, while I Stray

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1. My God, my Father, while I stray 
Far from my home on life’s rough way 
Oh, teach me from my heart to say, 
“Thy will be done.” 

2. Though dark my path and sad my lot, 
Let me be still and murmur not 
Or breathe the prayer divinely taught, 
“Thy will be done.” 

3. What though in lonely grief I sigh 
For friends beloved, no longer nigh, 
Submissive still would I reply– 
“Thy will be done.” 

4. Though Thou hast called me to resign 
What most I prized, it ne’er was mine; 
I have but yielded what was Thine– 
“Thy will be done.” 

5. Should grief or sickness waste away 
My life in premature decay, 
My Father, still I strive to say, 
“Thy will be done.” 

6. Let but my fainting heart be blest 
With Thy sweet Spirit for its Guest; 
My God, to Thee I leave the rest– 
“Thy will be done.” 

7. Renew my will from day to day; 
Blend it with Thine and take away 
All that now makes it hard to say, 
“Thy will be done.” 

8. Then, when on earth I breathe no more, 
The prayer, oft mixed with tears before, 
I’ll sing upon a happier shore, 
“Thy will be done.”