Without Respect for Persons

“You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.” (Lev 19:15)
 
A poor man garners our sympathy and a great man can barter for our favor, but who says something does not affect whether or not it is true. Truth is impartial and often hidden behind the clamor of our emotions. A man’s identity does not prove his case.
 
Society is polarized, always has been and always will be. That polarization causes us to ignore the argument if we don’t like who makes it. It also makes us rationalize the bad behavior of our friends when just yesterday we condemned our enemies for the same thing.
 
That is not truth; it’s partiality.
 
It also isn’t love, because love rejoices in the truth (1 Cor 13:6)
 
Simple Christianity seeks truth from every corner. It sets aside partisanism and partiality because both of those words start with the word ‘part’. We don’t want part of anything. We want to be whole.
 
“The sum of thy Word is truth” (Ps 119:160)
“fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole of man.” (Eccl 12:13)
 
#Biblebites Matt. 4:4

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