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There is no I in Me

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Where do we exist??

2 My brothers,1 wshow no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, xthe Lord of glory. 2 For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” ywhile you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” 4 have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become zjudges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my beloved brothers, ahas not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be brich in faith and heirs of cthe kingdom, dwhich he has promised to those who love him? 6 But you ehave dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who fdrag you ginto court? 7 Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable hname by which you were called?

8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, i“You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you jshow partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point khas become accountable for all of it. 11 For he who said, l“Do not commit adultery,” also said, l“Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under mthe law of liberty. 13 For njudgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 5, 14

w ver. 9; Lev. 19:15; Deut. 1:17; 16:19; Prov. 24:23; Rom. 2:11; Eph. 6:9

x 1 Cor. 2:8; [Acts 7:2]

y [Prov. 18:23]

z John 7:24

a 1 Cor. 1:27, 28; [Job 34:19]

b 2 Cor. 8:9; Rev. 2:9; See Luke 12:21

c Matt. 5:3; Luke 6:20; 12:32

d See ch. 1:12

e [1 Cor. 11:22]

f Acts 16:19

g Acts 8:3; 17:6; 18:12; [ch. 5:6]

h [Isa. 63:19; 65:1; Amos 9:12; Acts 15:17]

i Cited from Lev. 19:18

j ver. 1

k Matt. 5:19; Gal. 3:10

l Cited from Ex. 20:14, 13

m See ch. 1:25

n Job 22:6–11; Ps. 18:25, 26; Prov. 21:13; Ezek. 25:11–14; Matt. 6:15; 18:32–35; Luke 6:38

The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Jas 2:1-13). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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