All men are equal

At the beginning of the year I started a year-long study called Draw Near: 365 Guides to Greater Intimacy with God. I write a note about my thoughts on each day’s devotion, so I thought I’d just copy that here and share them with you. I’m 25 days in, so I might go back and share past ones; we’ll see how that goes. Meanwhile, here’s today’s, straight from my iPhone with no pretty enhancements. I may add that later. Or not.
James 2:9
We’re in the midst of studying U.S. sites and symbols at school. Yesterday the class learned about Abraham Lincoln. They made a poster with all kinds of different people represented on it. They talked about slavery and emancipation and freedom for all people. It’s what the country was founded upon, yet even today not all people are free. Slavery exists, even in America.
But besides physical slavery, people everywhere are enslaved to sin: addictions hold them captive as firmly as any chains. Do I look down upon them? Do I consider myself better than they? James warns that I’d better not, or I am guilty as they. Don’t turn up my. nose to anyone because but for the grace of God, there could I be.

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