Thursday, August 22, 2019

Love, Partiality, Mercy, and Works

*Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment*

James 2:8 
"...If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law 
according to the Scripture, 

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” 

you are doing well. 

But if you show partiality, 
you are committing sin and 
are convicted by the law as transgressors. 

For whoever keeps the whole law 
and yet stumbles in one point, 
he has become guilty of all.

For He who said, 

“Do not commit adultery,” 

also said, 

“Do not commit murder.” 

Now if you do not commit adultery, 
but do commit murder, 
you have become a transgressor of the law.

So speak and so act as those who are to be 
judged by the law of liberty. 
For judgment will be merciless 
to one who has shown no mercy; 
mercy triumphs over judgment.

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says 
he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 

If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
and one of you says to them, 

“Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” 

and yet you do not give them what is necessary 
for their body, what use is that?  

Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself..."


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