“Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels that he is finding his place in it, while really it is finding its place in him.” -C.S. Lewis

October 27, 2019

When we think of “worldliness” we normally think about drunkenness or adultery. But James shows us that worldliness also means living according to the world’s system of showing partiality. But showing partiality on the basis of wealth, or race, or ethnicity, or able-bodyness, or nationality, is evil. It elevates the glory of the world and undermines the glory of God, and it undermines the power and beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We must repent and ask God to help us see people the way He sees people, made in His image, precious souls in need of a Savior.

Application Questions

  1. Where do you see partiality in your own heart?
  2. How does partiality in your heart undermine the glory of Jesus?
  3. In what ways are you more compelled by the glory of this world than the glory of Jesus?
  4. How can the gospel of Jesus Christ destroy partiality in your heart?

Matt Kleinhans

Matt serves Cornerstone by overseeing Family Ministries.

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