- God has chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of His kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him. We're never poor since we have riches/inheritance in Christ.
James pointed out why they should not favor the rich. The rich were the
ones who have persecuted the Christians (exploiting them, oppressing
them and taking them to court) and blasphemed the name of Jesus Christ.
- We must not dishonor the poor. We must show them the same respect that we show to the rich.
- "For God does not show favoritism." Romans 2:11
charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels,
to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of
favoritism." 1Timothy 5:21