With the help of Betty Crocker and her fudge brownie mix, I am told I make the world’s best brownies. They are so popular, I make two boxes at a time. They usually disappear shortly after they come out of the oven and before the wonderful aroma of warm chocolate leaves my kitchen. Of course, I am eager and quick to share with others how I make them, “I follow the directions on the back of the box, exactly.” There is no trick to making good brownies, just follow Betty Crocker’s directions.
When it comes to making brownies, my passionate advice is received with confidence. Already many of my friends make brownies as good or better than mine. It’s [...]
We all have a tendency to show favoritism, don’t we? We have a tendency to treat some people better than we treat others. I am grateful that God is not like us.
The issue of favoritism shows up in the Bible often. In James 2, he connects favoritism to lack of faith. Yikes! According to James, when we show favoritism, we are not demonstrating the character and the nature of God.
Let’s read James 2:1-13.
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special [...]